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Saviola signs on at Olympiacos

25 Jul, 2013 10:45 AM GMT

Argentinean striker Javier Saviola has signed a two-year contract with Greek Super League outfit Olympiacos.

Olympiacos confirmed the move on Wednesday, with the 31-year-old introduced to hundreds of the club's supporters in Piraeus.

Saviola - who will wear the number 9 shirt at the club - was a free agent after leaving La Liga outfit Malaga in the close-season.

He scored nine goals in 37 appearances in all competitions last term, and featured six times in the UEFA Champions League.

Saviola - who counts Real Madrid, Barcelona and Benfica as some of his former clubs - was also linked with a switch to English Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

But he sealed his future on Wednesday, signing a deal that will boost Greek football after a tumultuous period in which several of the league's big names have left due to the country's well-documented financial problems.