Hairston will join Pops Mensah-Bonsu at AEK and he revealed that he was one of the reasons that convinced him to join them.
“I have joined a great club and I will give my best to help AEK. Pops convinced me to sign here. I had a lot of offers but I always wanted to go somwhere where I would enjoy playing and AEK is the right club for me. AEK have a great tradition and great fans as well. I’m here to help both defensively and offensively,” Hairston said.
As for his displays at Galatasaray the past season, Hairston added: “I had some good moments in Instabul but overall it was not a decent season for me. Personally I didn’t deliver as much as I could.”