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Federico Macheda joins Panathinaikos

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The Italian forward has moved to Greece to revitalize his career; he was just released from Novara after 18 months at the club

Italian striker Federico Maceda is not having the best time of his professional career.

In the last four years, the forward has only scored in 16 occasions.

And after 18 months with Novara, the player appeared in 51 matches with only 10 goals scored.

Now he wants to turn his luck around.

After being released by the Italian Lega Serie A team, the striker has joined Greek League Panathinaikos.

“It’s a great pleasure to be here. I’ve been looking forward to signing. Panathinaikos was my first choice,” he told reporters as quoted by Goal.

“When Panathinaikos proposes, you don’t deny it. The manager convinced me. When you have the coach’s confidence, it’s a big deal.”

“To Panathinaikos, I have the greatest motivation I have ever had. I’m thinking about what I’ll accomplish day by day,” he explained.

“I have the traits as a man to be a leader in this group and to help my Nearoteroys team-mates.”

“I have worked with the most successful coach, Sir Alex Fergusson,” he added.

“He was always there for me. I’m proud to have worked with the top.”