Chrisantus joins AEK Athens

… Reading signs Aiyegbeni

2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden boot winner, Macauley Chrisantus, has joined Greek SuperLiga side, AEK Athens, reports.

The striker told he is set to undergo a routine medical ahead of his unveiling.

Chrisantus said he terminated his deal with Sivasspor without receiving a severance pay because he is eager to start playing again.

“I’m in Greece now to seal my move, I want to start a fresh page in my career and for me to get this move I forfeited all claims of pay off from Sivaspor in order to start playing again,” he told

On the duration of the contract he signed with AEK Athens, the former Golden Eaglets striker said it’s an 18 months deal with an option of a further two years based on performance.

“I didn’t sign a three and a half year deal, rather it’s an initial 18-month deal with option of a further two years base on some clauses which are performance related,” he stated.

Meanwhile, former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has teamed up with English Championship side, Reading FC, till the end of the season.

Reading manager, Steve Clarke, believes there was no risk in signing the 32-year-old.

“An experienced goalscorer, Aiyegbeni brings a fantastic scoring record to this club and his addition will complement the strikers we’ve already got at Reading and help us to improve as a team in latter stages of the season,” quoted Clarke as saying on the club’s official website.

“I know all about him as a player and I have heard very good reports about him as a personality in the dressing room. He is no-risk signing for us and I look forward to him scoring goals for Reading Football Club.”

Aiyegbeni will now join fellow countryman Hope Akpan at Reading, the midfielder is recovering from an injury he sustained on duty with the Super Eagles.

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