FC Zenit have signed Venezuela forward José Rondón from fellow Russian Premier League outfit FC Rubin Kazan for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old has agreed a five-year contract with the UEFA Champions League challengers and was issued with the No9 shirt after passing a medical. "Zenit are a big club that fights for titles and that's what I want," said Rondón. "I spoke with Cristian Ansaldi and my good pal Danny. They both hailed the team and I will be glad to help it with my goals."
The former Málaga CF man joined Rubin in August 2012, scoring 13 times in 36 league games for the Kazan side. He also boasts international pedigree with 12 strikes in 35 outings for his country. Zenit face Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 25 February and 19 March.
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