Valbuena trades Marseille for Moscow

Valbuena has long been linked with a move away from the Stade Velodrome and has now brought an eight-year spell in Provence to a conclusion with a switch to the Russian capital.

France's World Cup campaign, in which the playmaker featured in four of their five games, helped to build Valbuena's reputation as he scored and provided an assist in a 5-2 group-stage success against Switzerland.

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