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Crystal Palace sign Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic from Olympiakos

Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic has joined Crystal Palace from Olympiakos for an undisclosed fee.

Milivojevic, 25, has 19 international caps and played for Radnicki Kragujevac, Rad and Red Star Belgrade, and Anderlecht before moving to Greece in 2014.

The defensive midfielder has pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal and Sam Allardyce revealed his delight at adding to his squad.

"I am delighted to bring Luka to the club," he said. "He has experience in UEFA Champions League and International football and will add a new dimension to our midfield. He is a talented two footed player with intelligent passing ability as well as being very strong defensively, in and out of possession."

The 25-year-old added that he was excited to start work straight away in south London.

"I'm very excited to come to Crystal Palace and very excited to play in the Premier League, which is one of the best leagues in the world," he said. "I will try to do my best, to give my best for the team and to adapt to the league and my new team as fast as possible

"I'm a defensive midfielder, I'm the one who tries to control the game and bring balance to the team. I will try to do my best and bring my qualities as soon as possible.

"This year I've scored six goals in 17 games -- which is a little bit strange for me! I've been a success this year [at Olympiacos]. In the league I've played nearly every game, I've only missed one and that was [due to suspension] because of the cards."