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Govou moves to Panathinaikos

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Govou moves to Panathinaikos
The France international Sydney Govou has signed a two-year deal with the Athenian giants worth a reported €1.2 million per season and he will join his compatriot Djibril Cisse. Although rumoured to join Olympiacos, Panathinaikos ability to sign the Frenchman is reportedly heavily reliant on Govou's friendship with Cisse. The pair has played together at club level, and they have been close friends during their time with the French National Team.

"I had a remarkable welcome from the fans at the airport when I came and I want to thank them. I promise to give my best for the team and to bring only joy to the fans," said Govou. "During the World Cup I had a long talk with Cisse and he told me that Panathinaikos was a great club. I also found out about the team on my own. The fact that Panathinaikos will play in the Champions League this season also helped me decide to join the club," Govou said.



Before moving to Panatinaikos Govou had spent 11 years at Lyon. Sidney Govou has also represented France for many years with his last appearance for the Blues being at South Africa during the World Cup.

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