Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso to join Russian side Rubin Kazan

Mubarak Wakaso

Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso is set to join Russian side Rubin Kazan from Espanyol, the Spanish club said on Wednesday.

It is believed Rubin Kazan will pay $8 million (£5.2m) for the 23-year-old winger, who only joined the Catalans from Villarreal last summer.

Wakaso told Espanyol TV: "I want to say sorry to the club, the players and the fans because I have asked to leave although they didn't want me to.

"It was the right opportunity for my future."

A statement on the Espanyol website read: "Espanyol and Rubin Kazan have reached an agreement on Wednesday for the transfer of Mubarak Wakaso to the Russian team, as soon as he has passed a medical with his new club.

Wakaso's only season with Los Pericos was dogged by disciplinary problems as he was sent-off twice and picked up a further 13 bookings.

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