Arsenal sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund

first_imgArsenal have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Monday.Papastathopoulos, who has 79 caps for Greece, is new Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s third major signing of the summer following goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.”Arsenal is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League,” Papastathopoulos told the club’s website Arsenal.com. “It has a lot of fans and a very big history and I am very happy to be here to help the team.”British media reports said that the centre back had signed a three-year deal with the option for a further 12 months after finalising a move for a fee in the region of 16 million pounds ($21.01 million).Sokratis Papastathopoulos or Papa for short #SOKRATIS pic.twitter.com/O8RDrDYTeGArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2018The 30-year-old, who won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup, will wear the number five shirt for Arsenal, the club said.”Sokratis, who will wear the number five shirt, has vast experience on the international stage, making 79 appearances for Greece,” Arsenal said.last_img

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