Panagiotis Retsos has joined Premier League side Sheffield United on loan for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season.
Retsos stated that he was honoured to be playing in such a great league with a historic club, “I think that the Premier League is the best championship in the world, so it’s a great honour to be here.”
“However, it is also an honour to play for such an historic team like Sheffield United. I’m happy to wear the red and white colours again, my previous clubs Olympiacos and Bayer Leverkusen also played in red! Everyone dreams of playing in the Premier League.”
Sheffield United announced the signing on Twitter with a video captioned, “Retsos is a blade.”
Retsos was born in South Africa to Greek parents, moving to Bayer Leverkusen from Olympiacos in the summer of 2017.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder added: “He is young, talented and one that we’ve had our eye on for quite a while.
“He wants to prove himself in the Premier League and this initial loan spells is a perfect opportunity for him to have a look at us and us to have a good look at him.”
Leverkusen managing sports director Rudi Voller said Retsos had returned to fitness after a long injury.
“It’s just really important for him to play and Sheffield United can offer him one of the highest levels to come back into his top form,” he added.