UEFA Cup contenders AEK Athens FC have signed Brazilian striker Alexandre Soares from OFI Crete FC.
The Greek capital club have paid an initial €60,000 for the 30-year-old, but have the option of buying the player outright for a further €150,000 next summer. "I wanted to take a chance and come to AEK. I want this new challenge. I know AEK are in a difficult situation and I want to help them," said Soares.
AEK have also handed new contracts to midfield players Milen Petkov and Sotiris Konstantinidis. Bulgarian international Petkov has agreed a two-year deal while Konstantinidis has signed up for one year.
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