Premier League champions Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Olympiacos defender Kostas Tsimikas who has penned a long-term contract.
The 24-year-old has checked in and will provide cover for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
Tsimikas made 86 appearances for the Greek outfit, helping the club to the league title during 2019/20.
The Reds have moved quickly to secure a new left-back and Olympiacos have recouped £11.7 million from his sale.
It was reported earlier today by the Daily Star that Tsimikas will earn £50,000-a-week during his time at Liverpool.
Tsimikas has made three appearances for his country and has also played for Willem II and Esbjerg in Denmark.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was interested in Jamal Lewis from Norwich (BBC) but has stepped into the European market instead.
Robertson is likely to remain as the first choice on the left-hand side of the back four, although Tsimikas will ensure some quality from the bench.
It seems unlikely that Liverpool will spend a fortune on players this summer, with Klopp showing tremendous loyalty to his title winners.
With that in mind, he will search for quality options to add some depth to his squad and Tsimikas will do just that.
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Although Robertson shouldn’t be too worried about losing his place, he will now be well aware that he needs to maintain his performance levels.
The Scot has been magnificent since arriving at Liverpool but now he has a quality player chomping at the bit for his shirt.
Tsimikas is, like Robertson, a modern-day full-back who loves to maraud forward and get involved with attacks.
If he is given chances to shine next season he could be one to watch.