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Cypriot forward Makris signed on record-breaking club fee record to Walsall

Walsall Football Club have signed Cyprus striker Andreas Makris from Anorthosis Famagusta for a club-record fee.

Walsall FC have signed the 20-year-old after a medical today.

It is understood the fee for the striker could eventually rise as high as €300,000 or £253,000. That would break the Saddlers’ current transfer which stands at £175,000 when Alan Buckley returned from Birmingham City in 1979. Markris has 10 caps for his country and scored three goals in 27 appearances for Anorthosis Famagusta last season.

Boss John Whitney said, “I needed to get him over here and have a look at him in person. I've spoken to him several times and all his character references are really good. I like what he's about. He's one we can develop."

Whitney revealed Makris has received a glowing recommendation from former Saddler Jason Demetriou who is an international team mate for the forward.

Jon Whitney will be speaking about the signing on Black Country Radio Sportsnight tonight between 7pm-10pm.

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