Belhanda completes Kiev move

02 July 2013 06:16

Moroccan international Younes Belhanda's on-off move from French club Montpellier to Dynamo Kiev has finally been completed, the player announced on Tuesday.

Midfielder Belhanda, 23, spurned interest from both Arsenal and Aston Villa of the English Premier League, to join the Ukrainian giants for an undisclosed fee.

But the deal appeared to have fallen through when French press reports suggested the player was reluctant to move to Kiev, having only signed an agreement in principle.

However, on Tuesday, he told the Dynamo website: "I am very happy to be a Dynamo player, I have signed a five-year contract with a club which is at the highest level and I want to win trophies here.

"I'm not going to comment on the rumours, I can only say I intend to give my best to the club in the years to come."

Belhanda, born in the French town of Avignon of Moroccan parents, opted to play for the north African country after making two appearances at under-20 level for France, and has since won 21 caps.

Source: AFP

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