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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Star Signs Deal

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- Spartak Moscow midfielder Valery Karpin, one of Russia's brightest hopes for this year's World Cup, has signed for Spanish first-division side Real Sociedad. "We signed a three-year contract with Karpin in Russia last weekend," the spokesman said Tuesday but declined to put a value on the deal. In Moscow, the Russian newspaper Sport Express on Tuesday quoted sources close to the club as saying the transfer was valued around $700,000. The Estonian-born player has made 10 appearances for Russia.