Huddersfield Town right-back Pipa has completed a move to Greek champions Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old arrived at the John Smith Stadium from Espanyol in 2020 and went straight into Carlos Corberan’s first team, serving as a key player in their fight against relegation from the Championship, but missed the first half of last season injured and had to fight. with Ollie Turton for a spot in the starting lineup.
Pipa made 54 appearances in all competitions during his two seasons at the club, claiming two goals and six assists, his last outing coming in the play-off final loss to Nottingham Forest.
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City’s head of football operations, Leigh Bromby, said: “Pipa and his representatives have made it clear that he is very interested in taking the opportunity to move to Olympiacos. offers the chance to play in the Champions League.
“However, we still had to make sure the terms of the transfer were right for our club – and we have now reached that agreement. Everyone at the club would like to thank Pipa for his contribution to the club over the past two seasons. We wish him the best for the future.”
Turton’s strong showing as part of a much-improved back line last season means Town look unlikely to immediately seek a direct replacement for Pipa, especially as the priority this summer is to add attacking reinforcements and that the Spaniard started just six regular league games on his way to a third-place finish in the league last season.
Both Sorba Thomas and Aaron Rowe can play at right-back, while B-team right-back Brodie Spencer recently won the club’s academy player of the year award and won his first senior caps for Northern Ireland at just 18.
Pipa is the first player to be sold in this summer transfer window, although the club have already announced that Tino Anjorin, Levi Colwill and Danel Sinani will return to their parent clubs after loan spells while Jamal Blackman, Reece Brown, Fraizer Campbell, Carel Eiting, Naby Sarr and Alex Vallejo were released.
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