‘I feel very satisfied to complete this transfer to Milan’

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SOKRATIS PAPASTATHOPOULOS has confirmed he will be playing for Milan next season.

The transfer of Papastathopoulos is not concluded yet, but the Greek 22-year-old center back has already spoken to La Gazzetta dello Sport about the transfer to Black & Red.

“My surname is too long so I put ‘Sokratis’ on my back. You can also call me ‘Papa’, like my friends do,” he said. “I am a central defender, but if necessary can also play right-back. No problem.

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“I feel very satisfied to complete this transfer. I am looking forward to integrate, listen, learn and show people who I am. I will move to the city of Milan as I want to experience the city where I will play.

“I used to play as a striker when I was younger and scored lots of goals. But then slowly I begun to play towards the back, and now I’m a defender.”

“I admire and try to imitate [Paolo] Maldini, [Alessandro] Nesta and [Fabio] Cannavaro,” the Genoa man and U-21 Greece national team captain concluded.

The details of the transfer are still blurred, but it is expected to be official in hours or days.

By Meytar Zeevi, Rossoneri Blog

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Great NEWS! Cheer me up. And he can play right back too!