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Official: SA-Born Star Signs For Premier League Side

With the January window closing on Friday, a Premier League team has officially announced the arrival of a South African-born star who once reportedly attracted interest from FC Barcelona.

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EPL newcomers Sheffield United have confirmed the loan signing of Panagiotis Retsos from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Johannesburg, will spend the rest of the season in England, where he will look to find regular game time.

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After the Greece international impressed during his first year in Germany – he joined Leverkusen from Olimpiacos in August 2017 – he struggled in the 2018/19 campaign due to an injury that saw him play just once for the German club's senior side that season.

Are you looking forward to seeing what Retsos can achieve at Sheffield United? Let us know in the comments section below.

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