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Juventus offload former Villa defender Mellberg to Olympiacos in 2m deal
Published : 23 Jun 2009 16:56:56
Juventus have agreed to sell former Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg to Olympiacos for around £2million. Mellberg, 31, joined Juve last summer as a free agent from Aston Villa and made 27 Serie A appearances for the Turin giants. The Swedish international made 231 appearances for Villa between 2001 and 2008. A club statement said: 'After one season, Juventus salute OlofMellberg. The Swedish defender leaves the Bianconeri to join Greek clubOlympiacos on a permanent transfer for a 2.5million euros fee.' Juve, who finished as Serie A runners-up behind Inter Milan, bolstered their defence last month by re-signing veteran centre-back Fabio Cannavaro from Real Madrid.