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Sporting announce Pranjić arrival

Danijel Pranjić has become Sporting Clube de Portugal's latest summer signing after penning a contract running until June 2015 following his departure from FC Bayern München.

Danijel Pranjić (left) has been capped 45 times by Croatia
Danijel Pranjić (left) has been capped 45 times by Croatia ©Getty Images

Croatian international Danijel Pranjić has joined Sporting Clube de Portugal from FC Bayern München, signing a three-year deal with the Lions.

The left-sided midfielder was a free agent after leaving the German club, where he scored once in 55 Bundesliga appearances over three seasons. The 30-year-old has a release clause in his contract of €15m. Pranjić, formerly of NK Osijek, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and sc Heerenveen, played in group games against Italy and Spain at UEFA EURO 2012.

Sporting, fourth-place finishers in the Liga last season and defeated by A. Académica de Coimbra in the Portuguese Cup final, begin their UEFA Europa League campaign in the play-offs.