De Zeeuw joins Spartak

Spartak Moscow have confirmed the signing of Netherlands midfielder Demy de Zeeuw on a long-term contract. The 28-year-old had recently used Twitter to reveal he was close to agreeing a move to the Russian Premier Liga side from Ajax.

The former Go Ahead Eagles and AZ Alkmaar player, part of the Dutch squad that reached last year's FIFA World Cup™ final in South Africa, has joined his new team-mates at a training camp in Austria ahead of the second half of the Premier Liga season.

Spartak are reported to have paid a fee in the region of €7m for De Zeeuw and a statement on the club website confirming the deal read: "Today 28-year-old Dutch midfielder Demy de Zeeuw has joined Spartak on a long-term contract."