Zapater heads to Lokomotiv
© AFP

Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow have signed Spanish midfielder Alberto Zapater from Portuguese club Sporting on a five-year deal, the club announced today.

The 26-year-old started his footballing career with Spanish club Real Zaragoza in 2004. In 2009 he was signed by Serie A side Genoa before joining Sporting a year later.

Zapater took part in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He scored his first and the only goal in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Argentina in the quarter-finals.