Liverpool yesterday signed Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos, and just like after our January deal for Takumi Minamino, the selling club took the transfer with a heck of a lot of grace.
Rb Salzburg wished the Japanese international well and said it was an honour to do business with us, and Olympiakos have delivered a similar message.
The Greeks tweeted that they were ‘proud’ of selling their star left-back to the ‘current European and World champion’ and wished the 24-year-old every success going forward.
Many clubs feel hurt and irritated when their best players are poached, especially considering we hardly broke the bank for the left-back, so Olympiakos’s attitude should be lauded.
Tsimikas will likely stay on Merseyside now to sort out his living situation before pre-season starts at Melwood.
Any friendlies will be local and behind closed doors – and we actually think this style of summer will suit Jurgen Klopp – who always struggles to deal with the overly commercialised tours of the USA or the Far East.
In 2014 #Tsimikas joined the @olyfcacademy! Today we are proud to announce the transfer of our "Tsimi" to the English Champion & current European & World Champion @LFC! We wish you every success Kostas, you will always be a member of our red-and-white #family 🔴⚪️🦁 #Olympiacos pic.twitter.com/mkpqqV0lse
— Olympiacos FC (45🏆) (@olympiacosfc) August 10, 2020