VfB Stuttgart captain Sedar Tasci joins Russia's Spartak Moscow
Russian side Spartak Moscow have completed the signing of VfB Stuttgart captain and Germany international Serdar Tasci.
Last Updated: 02/09/13 11:41am
The 26-year-old defender has signed a four-year deal until June 2017 with the Russian team for a reported transfer fee of £3.6million.
During a seven-year spell at VfB Stuttgart, Tasci made 180 top-flight appearances and was appointed skipper by former manager Bruno Labbadia in 2012.
Germany coach Joachim Low handed Tasci his international debut in 2008 against Belgium before taking the defender to South Africa as part of the 2010 World Cup squad.
Tasci initially joined Stuttgart at the age of 12 and admitted leaving the club was not a switch he took lightly.
"This has not been an easy decision and it's definitely no decision against VfB Stuttgart," he told the club's official site.
"It's a decision of a new task. After so many years with VfB Stuttgart I like to face a new challenge in my professional career."
Tasci's departure comes just days after the sacking of Stuttgart manager Labbadia after the club lost their opening four Bundesliga matches.