Valbuena signs for Dynamo Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has signed for Dynamo Moscow, the Russian club says.
The former Olympique de Marseille midfielder played four of France’s five games at the World Cup and had been linked with Spanish club Valencia and England’s West Ham United.
On the Dynamo website, Valbuena says his new club is “an interesting project that I’d like to take part in” and that the club’s league and European ambitions “completely match mine.”
Valbuena is not expected to take part in Dynamo’s first domestic league match of the season Sunday against FC Rostov, but could play in Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Valbuena joined Marseille in 2006 from Libourne and won the Ligue 1 title in 2010. He has scored six times in 38 games for France.