"Panathinaikos is a historic club, one of the most important in Europe, and they gave me a great career chance. I want to win titles and the team wants the same, I am proud for becoming a member of Panathinaikos. I am sure that we will fight till the end and give our best, in order to achieve our season goals and with the help of our supporters we can return on top.
I know very well the reputation of Panathinaikos' fans for the team, they are supporting the players with madness and passion. Many of them have already sent me messages on the internet, welcoming me at Panathinaikos. I have played against them at the Olympic Stadium of Athens and know what happens there at home games.
I am so proud for joining such an important club, I want to thank everybody for their support and faith from the first moment and promise them that if we stand united, in positive or negative situations, during the upcoming season, everything will go very well for Panathinaikos", said the 29-year-old former player of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.