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Purović signs up for Sporting

Published: Friday 13 July 2007, 13.09CET
Montenegrin international forward Milan Purović has joined Lisbon giants Sporting Clube de Portugal from Serbia's FK Crvena Zvezda for an undisclosed fee.
 

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Published: Friday 13 July 2007, 13.09CET

Purović signs up for Sporting

Montenegrin international forward Milan Purović has joined Lisbon giants Sporting Clube de Portugal from Serbia's FK Crvena Zvezda for an undisclosed fee.

Montenegrin international forward Milan Purović has joined Lisbon giants Sporting Clube de Portugal from Serbia's FK Crvena Zvezda.

Belgrade doubles
The 22-year-old has agreed a five-year contract after Sporting paid an undisclosed fee to the Belgrade side. "I am very happy to sign for Sporting," he said. "It is a big club and ideal for me as my main goal is to develop and Sporting give young players a chance." Capped three times for Montenegro, Purović joined Crvena Zvezda from FK Budućnost Podgorica in 2005 and scored 17 league goals in 46 appearances as the capital club won back-to-back league and cup doubles in his two seasons.

Team-mates reunited
He joins a raft of new signings at Sporting, including Derlei, Marat Izmailov, Gladstone and his former Serbia and Montenegro Under-21 team-mates Vladimir Stojković and Simon Vukčević. The three players were part of the Serbia and Montenegro side that travelled to the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Portugal, with Purović missing from the spot in their penalty shoot-out defeat by Ukraine in the semi-finals. Liga runners-up Sporting will play in the UEFA Champions League group stage while Crvena Zvezda start their campaign in the second qualifying round.

Last updated: 13/07/07 12.09CET

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