Demy de Zeeuw
Contract: Jun 2014
Spartak Moscow have completed the transfer of Dutch international Demy de Zeeuw from Eredivisie champions Ajax for a reputed fee of €6 million. Spartak have confirmed on their official website that De Zeeuw has signed a three-year deal with his new club.
The Moscow side were eager to strengthen their squad after a relatively disappointing start to the season and they're hopeful that De Zeeuw will be able to help them climb up the table. Spartak currently sit seventh in the Russian league with 24 points from 16 games.
The 28-year-old joined Ajax from AZ in the summer of 2009 and quickly became an important player at the Amsterdam ArenA side. However, he lost his spot in the starting XI in the 2010-11 season and was therefore keen to move on.
De Zeeuw is the second player to leave the Eredivisie for a Russian adventure after the previous transfer of Balazs Dzudzsak from PSV to Anzhi Makhachkala.
The midfielder will be re-united with his former AZ team-mate Ari at Spartak Moscow; the Brazilian striker joined the RPL outfit in January 2010.