French striker Djibril Cisse assured Panathinaikos fans Thursday that he would honor his contract with the current Greek champions.
“I have a four-year contract. I will remain here,” the 29-year-old, the leading scorer in the Greek Super League this season, told reporters.
Cisse’s remarks came as rumors circulated in Greece that the French international striker was interested in transferring to another team.
“The fans have not stopped showing their support for us,” said Cisse, whose 29 goals in his first season in Greece helped Panathinaikos win the double.
Last June Cisse signed a four-year contract with the Athens club in what was the most expensive transfer in the country’s soccer history.
Press reports said Cisse’s transfer from Marseille cost the Greek club a total of 20 million euros.
Cisse reportedly earns 2.5 million euros a year, plus bonuses.