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Rojo swaps Spartak for Sporting

Published: Friday 20 July 2012, 14.12CET
Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo pledged to give "these wonderful supporters something to cheer" after leaving FC Spartak Moskva for Sporting Clube de Portugal.
Rojo swaps Spartak for Sporting
Left-back Marcos Rojo was deployed as a central defender at Spartak ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 20 July 2012, 14.12CET

Rojo swaps Spartak for Sporting

Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo pledged to give "these wonderful supporters something to cheer" after leaving FC Spartak Moskva for Sporting Clube de Portugal.

UEFA Europa League play-off hopefuls Sporting Clube de Portugal have signed Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from FC Spartak Moskva for an undisclosed fee, with the left-back-cum-centre-back agreeing a four-year contract.

The 22-year-old spend just one season at Spartak, having joined from Club Estudiantes de La Plata, and will now team up with two compatriots in Lisbon, Fito Rinaudo and Emiliano Ínsua. "Sporting treated me well and they made me feel that they needed me," said the nine-times capped Rojo, who played in just eight league games for last season's Russian runners-up. "I want to grab a place in the team and try to win titles to give these wonderful supporters something to cheer."

Last updated: 20/07/12 14.31CET

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