Russian title-holders PFC CSKA Moskva have signed Argentinian midfield player Osmar Ferreira from CA River Plate.
The 21-year old moves for a fee of around €4m, one of the biggest in Russian Premier-Liga history. Ferreira, who scored two goals in helping Argentina to the semi-finals of last year's FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a four-year deal. He also helped Argentina past Brazil to qualify for this summer's Olympic Games football tournament.
'Very strong side'
Ferreira said: "CSKA are a very strong side and the holders of the Russian championship. They will also participate in the UEFA Champions League. In accepting CSKA's offer I get some financial benefits - I hope for footballing benefits as well." He joins fellow South American prospect Daniel Carvalho, who was in the victorious Brazil side in the UAE.
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