Pletikosa joins Rostov

Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa confirmed today he has signed for two seasons with Russian first division side Rostov after ending his contract with league rivals Spartak Moscow.

"There were several offers to go to Italy, Greece or Scotland but I opted to go where I can finally play. It's the most important thing for me ahead of the 2012 European championships in Poland and Ukraine," Pletikosa told Croatian daily Sportske Novosti. The 32-year-old will earn $650,000 per season with his new club.

Pletikosa started his career with Hajduk Split in 1996, moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukraine from 2003 to 2007, before joining Spartak. The Russian club loaned him to English club Tottenham in 2010 but as the team's third goalkeeper the 82-times capped player never got a game.