Sofiane Hanni completes Spartak Moscow move from Anderlecht

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The Algeria international has teamed up with the reigning Russian Premier League champions from Belgian First Division A outfit

Spartak Moscow have signed Sofiane Hanni on a three-and-half-year deal from Anderlecht.

The 27-year-old will stay at the Otkrytiye Arena until June 2021 after completing a move to the Russian top-flight on the transfer deadline day.

Hanni scored 18 goals in 61 league appearances for the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium outfit and led the Purple-Whites to league triumph last season as the captain.

The former Nantes and Osmanlispor player will be aiming to help the People's Team - who sit third in the league table with 37 points from 20 games - to retain the league title when the Russian Premier League resumes from its winter break.

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The Algerian forward is expected to join Massimo Carrera’s men at their training base in Marbella, Spain on Thursday.

“FC Spartak Moscow and FC Anderlecht signed a transfer contract for the transfer to our club captain of the Belgian team Sofian Hanni,” read a statement on club website.

“The agreement with the 27-year-old midfielder is concluded for three and a half years. Tomorrow, Hanni will arrive in Marbella, where the Spartacus conduct a training camp.”

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