France midfielder Lassana Diarra
has completed his move to Anzhi Makhachkala from Real Madrid,
the wealthy Russian Premier League club said on Monday.
"Today Anzhi signed Lassana Diarra and [Russian striker]
Nikita Burmistrov. Their transfer underlines our ambition to
fight for the most prestigious trophies," Anzhi director Aivaz
Kaziakhmedov told the club's website.
Anzhi did not give any details about the length of Diarra's
contract or the transfer fee.
The Russian summer transfer window closes on September 10.
The defensive midfielder joined Real from Portsmouth in 2008
but failed to become a regular starter with the Spanish giants.
Diarra, 27, joins a host of well-known internationals at the
big-spending club from the volatile North Caucasus region,
including Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.
Anzhi, bankrolled by billionaire Suleiman Kerimov and
coached by former Russia boss Guus Hiddink, have reached the
group stage of the Europa League after winning all six of their
qualifying matches and scoring 15 goals while conceding none.
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