OFFICIAL: Liverpool's Andriy Voronin Signs For Dinamo Moscow

The forward moves east on a three-year deal...
Ukrainian striker Andriy Voronin has sealed a switch to Dinamo Moscow on a three-contract, bringing to an end his sub-standard spell with Liverpool.

The 30-year old moved to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2007 but struggled to hold down a regular first team place, and after the arrival of Fernando Torres he was farmed out on loan to German side Hertha Berlin.

However, since his return he has spent the majority of the time on the sidelines, and now coach Rafa Benitez has deemed him surplus to requirements. Voronin managed just 5 goals in 40 appearances during his time in England.

The Russian side confirmed the deal on their official website, and the fee is thought to be in the region of €2m.

Voronin said of the move, “I had options to continue my career in Germany, and several in Russia, but in the end I opted for Dinamo [Moscow].

“I liked the professional approach of the leaders of the Moscow club during the negotiations, and I also liked the conversation with head coach Andrey Kobelev. I believe the Russian league is of a very good level.”

Paul Macdonald, Goal.com