AZ Alkmaar midfielder Maarten Martens will join Greek side PAOK at the end of the season on a two year deal.

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martens aMartens deal with AZ Alkmaar expires in the summer, and after eight years with the club, he has decided to move onto another challenge in Greece.

The Belgian indicated recently that he would leave Alkmaar in the summer, and PAOK have today announced on their website that they have agreed to sign Martens on a two-year-deal.

The 29-year-old joined AZ from RKC Waalwijk back in 2006, and has gone onto make 164 league appearances, scoring 34 times in the process. With AZ, Martens lifted the Eredivisie trophy in the 2008/09 season, while last season the club won the KNVB Cup, with the midfielder missing out due to a serious injury.

Martens joins former Ajax player Hedwiges Maduro, and Dutch coach Huub Stevens at PAOK, who met AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League group stages, with the Dutch club topping the table.

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