Argentina midfielder Belluschi signs for Olympiakos
ATHENS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus have signed Argentina international midfielder Fernando Belluschi on a four-and-a-half year contract, the club said on Tuesday.
No details of the fee to be paid to his previous club River Plate have been made public but reports in the Greek media said it could reach €6.5 million.
'I am very happy. I was really anxious for the negotiations to be completed,' Belluschi, 24, told reporters.
'Now I just want to get involved in training as soon as possible.'
Belluschi, who has two caps, is unlikely to feature in the derby against Panathinaikos at the weekend but should play a part in Olympiakos plans against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.
'It is a dream for every Argentine footballer to play in Europe,' he said. 'I feel lucky and happy to be here and hope that I can reproduce the form I had in Argentina.'
Greek media have reported Olympiakos are negotiating with another Argentine, Sergio Almiron who joined Juventus for €9million in June but has only played three times.