The Portuguese media today shares some details about Georgios Okkas’ departure Fulham and decision to join Rio Ave this summer.

The winger has just left the Whites as a free agent, having signed a three-year contract with his new club.

Newspaper O Jogo highlights that Okkas arrives at Rio Ave to ‘strengthen their midfield’ for the 2024/season.

The midfielder was born in Greece, but has Australian nationality and has actually represented the youth ranks of Cyprus’ national team.

Okkas had played for Arsenal’s and Anorthosis’ academies, having then joined Fulham and played in the U-18 and U-21 levels.

The 20-year-old didn’t really get any chances to play for the Whites’ first team, as in the past couple of seasons he only featured in tournaments such as the Premier League 2, the U-18 Premier League and the EFL Trophy.

Portugal is an interesting place for youngsters to develop their careers, so this should be a worthwhile move for Okkas. Even if he’s planning a move back to England one day, the Portuguese league is usually a competition that Premier League clubs are always watching.