Football: Jarošík signs with Zaragoza

Czech midfielder Jiří Jarošík has signed an 18-month contract with Spanish top-flight side Real Zaragoza it was revealed on Thursday. Capped 23 times for his country, the 32-year-old former Sparta Prague, CSKA Moscow, Chelsea, Birmingham and Celtic player had spent the last two seasons at Russian first division side Samara, where his contract has expired. Zaragoza was reportedly looking for a defensive player of his type. Jarošík, who has won titles in four leagues, turned down a three-and-a-half-year offer from Sparta.

Author: Jan Velinger