- © RIA Novosti. Vitaly Timkiv
© RIA Novosti. Vitaly Timkiv
SOCHI, December 5 (R-Sport) - Striker Yura Movsisyan has yet to complete a move to Spartak Moscow despite his current coach saying the deal was done, the Armenian-American forward's agent told R-Sport on Wednesday.
On Friday, FC Krasnodar coach Slavoljub Muslin said Movisyan, the Russian league's second-top scorer, had told him he had signed a contract with Spartak.
But Movisyan's agent Patrick McCabe said on Wednesday that the "deal is still not complete."
"We hope it can be resolved soon," he said.
It is unclear whether the delay is connected with Spartak's search for a new coach after the firing of Unai Emery, which was made public five days before Movsisyan's transfer was originally announced.
McCabe spoke just hours before Spartak were due to play their last Champions League match of the season against Celtic.
Nine goals in 13 league games this season have won former Major League Soccer star Movsisyan plaudits across Russia. Only Alexander Kerzhakov of Zenit St. Petersburg has scored more this season.
The California-raised forward started his career in the United States with the Kansas City Wizards and Real Salt Lake, winning the MLS title in 2009, and joined Krasnodar last year after a spell in the Danish league.
He has scored five international goals in 18 games for Armenia.