Monday, 18th July, 2011

AEK Athens look to have secured the signing of Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

The 32-year-old had been tipped to join former Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce at West Ham United, but the Hammers withdrew their offer after feeling Gudjohnsen was stalling on the deal.

West Ham had placed a one-year contract in front of the former Barcelona star, but Greek giants AEK Athens entered the fray with a two-year deal that looked more attractive to the forward.

The Greek Super League side are thought to have come to an agreement with Gudjohnsen over a deal worth €650,000 per year.

For AEK Athens, the signing of Gudjohnsen would be a coup, second only behind their tempting of Brazilian legend Rivaldo from rivals Olympiacos in 2007.

Much will be expected of Gudjohnsen in the Greek capital as the side bid to haul themselves back into title contention.

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