LuaLua joins Greek champions
Ex-Colchester United star Lomana LuaLua has signed for Greek champions Olympiakos from Portsmouth.The 26 year-old has signed a three year deal according to the Greek club's website.
Ex-Colchester United star Lomana LuaLua has signed for Greek champions Olympiakos from Portsmouth.
The 26 year-old has signed a three year deal according to the Greek club's website.
The fee for the DR Congo international, who joined Portsmouth from Newcastle in 2004, is thought to be in the region of £2.8m.
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp, who had revealed a move was imminent on Saturday, admitted: “Lua wants to move on, but I've no doubt he'll go away and be a great player for Olympiakos.
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“He wants a change, he wants to play in a role behind the strikers and he wants to move abroad. He will get to play in the Champions League by moving to Greece.
“He has been a top Premier League player and he'll be a top player for them.”
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LuaLua started his career at Colchester in 1998 where, over two years, he established himself as a fans favourite, scoring 15 goals in just 37 starting appearances.
A £2.5m move to Newcastle followed where the striker scored just five goals in 59 appearances.
A successful loan spell to Portsmouth was soon followed by his permanent signing by the south coast side club where he scored 19 goals in 91 appearances.
LuaLua joins a recently strengthened Olympiakos side who have already brought in Real Madrid defender Raul Bravo and Real Sociedad striker Darko Kovacevic this summer.