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Panathinaikos swoop for Frenchman Cisse

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  • Djibril Cisse completes his move to Greek side Panathinaikos from Marseille
  • Marseille will reportedly receive around 8m euros ($11.25m) for French striker
  • The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Premier League side Sunderland
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(CNN) -- France international striker Djibril Cisse has completed his move to Greek side Panathinaikos from Marseille.

Frenchman Cisse scored 10 goals in 35 matches while on loan to Sunderland last season.

Frenchman Cisse scored 10 goals in 35 matches while on loan to Sunderland last season.

The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Premier League Sunderland, was welcomed by around 2,500 Panathinaikos fans on Friday as his arrival at Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos airport turned into a major media event.

Following talks with Pana president Nikos Pateras, the Frenchman passed his medical and put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Greens. Latest transfer rumors and gossip

Panathinaikos announced the news via a short statement on the club's official Web site. "Panathinaikos announces that it has reached an agreement with Djibril Cisse over a contract for four years."

Although no financial details have been revealed, Marseille will reportedly receive around 8m euros ($11.25m) for Cisse, who will earn approximately 2.5m euros per year -- making him the club's highest-ever paid player.

The former Liverpool striker, who is of Ivorian descent, made his name at Auxerre in France before moving to Anfield in 2004.

After three years in the Premier League he joined Marseille, who loaned him out to Sunderland last season where he scored 10 goals in 35 games.

The Greens are also reportedly close to sealing the transfers of Greece midfielder Kostas Katsouranis from Benfica, Sebastian Leto from Liverpool and Sweden defender Mattias Bjarsmyr from Gothenburg.

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