Top scorer Lafata leaves Jablonec for Sparta

The striker David Lafata has joined Sparta Prague from Jablonec in a three-and-a-half-year deal. Lafata, who is 31, has been the leading scorer in Czech soccer’s top tier for the last two seasons and heads the goals chart this term with 13 so far. The forward has made 23 appearances for the Czech national team and joins Sparta at a time when the club is third in the domestic league and preparing to face Chelsea in the Europa League.

Author: Ian Willoughby