Zenit St. Petersburg have confirmed the signing of Torino playmaker Alessandro Rosina on their official website.
The Italian spent the last four seasons with the Granata, making 139 appearances in all competitions for the team before their relegation to Serie B on the final day of this past season.
The deal was reported earlier this week, but the official notice did not appear until Friday, with the Russians paying in the region of €7 million for the former Italy Under-21 star. He also earned one cap for the senior national team in a friendly against South Africa in 2007 under coach Roberto Donadoni.
Rosina is viewed a successor to Andrey Arshavin, as Zenit have been unable to fill the playmaker role since the Russia international left for Arsenal in January. He has signed a four-year deal at the Petrovsky stadium.
Overall, the player made 31 appearances in Serie A last season, scoring five times in the process.
Adam Scime, Goal.com