Panathinaikos are waiting to snap up Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder.

With Fabio Cannavaro already declaring he wants to stay and Ezequiel Garay due to arrive next summer, Panathinaikos coach Henk ten Cate is convinced Metzelder will seek a move away.

The Germany international is already struggling to find a place in coach Bernd Schuster's first team and Garay's shadow is looming large for next season.