Portugal playmaker Machado joins Olympiakos

Reuters, Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

Paulo Machado joins Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus

Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus have strengthened their squad for the new season by signing Portugal midfielder Paulo Machado from Ligue 1 club Toulouse.

"I am very happy to join Olympiakos," the 26-year-old said after agreeing a three-year contract.

"They are a big club who are in the Champions League and I have come here to win titles. I will work as hard as possible to help the team achieve their goals."

According to media reports, the transfer fee was 2.7 million euros ($3.33 million).

Machado, who began his career with Porto, spent the last three years at Toulouse. He has four caps for his country.

The Greek season kicks off on Aug. 25.

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