Spartak confirm Waris signing

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 08:40 hrs

Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ghanaian forward Majeed Waris has joined Spartak Moscow from Swedish side Hacken, the Russian club said.

The 21-year-old, who had been linked to Everton and Chelsea, has signed a "long-term" deal, Spartak said Saturday without providing further details.

"Spartak are a big club with big prospects," Waris said on the team's website, adding that Spartak's 1-2 Champions League defeat to Celtic had inspired him to sign.

"The team caught my interest after I watched the game against Celtic. I liked the team, it seemed that I can develop and express myself here."

Waris was the Swedish top flight's top scorer 23 goals in 29 matches last season as Hacken secured their highest-ever finish with second place.

Waris, who has four caps for Ghana, joins fellow ex-Hacken player Kim Kallstrom at Spartak.

Spartak are bottom in Group G of the Champions League group stage, with three defeats from four games and two fixtures remaining, and are sixth in the Russian league.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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