Leto set for Panathinaikos
Sebastian Leto has revealed he is almost certain to move to Panathinaikos in the near future.
By Fotis Voinikas
Last Updated: 22/06/09 11:52am
Liverpool winger Sebastian Leto has revealed he is almost certain to move to Panathinaikos in the near future.
The 22-year-old is set to leave the Reds after it was discovered he would have little or no chance of gaining a work permit due to his lack of appearances on Merseyside.
The Argentine only joined the club in the summer of 2007 and spent the entire of last season on loan at Greek side Olympiakos.
The former Lanus youngster admits that he would have preferred to make his move to the Greek champions permanent but the offer never came.
"I am very close to Panathinaikos," he said. "There are negotiations between Panathinaikos and Liverpool and as far as I know the two sides are very close to a deal.
"I think that the possibilities to play at Panathinaikos next season right now are more than 90 per cent.
"I have been waiting for something from Olympiakos all these weeks but they didn't make a move to buy me so far.
"It's not a matter of money. I wanted to stay at Olympiakos but since they don't want to sign me I have to think about my future."