Defender Francisco Foronda will become the first Colombian to play in Russia after signing a one-year loan deal with FC Spartak-Alania Vladikavkaz.
The deal will take Foronda from CD Once Caldas in his home country to join Spartak-Alania, who are based in the region of North Osetia, not far from Chechnya. The 30-year-old defender has played for Atlético Nacional Medellín and Deportivo Indepediente before.
"I am not afraid of anything, I have positive and winning mentality," said Foronda when asked whether he was nervous about moving to Russia. "
I am prepared for heat and cold and if I have to sleep in an igloo, bring it on."
Foronda is the fourth signing of the winter campaign for Spartak-Alania, who are reportedly experiencing financial difficulties. Two legendary defenders, Omari Tetradze and Artur Pagaev have left the club recently over unpaid wages.
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