Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has bid his Espanyol teammates goodbye as he cleared his belongings ahead of his move to Russian club Rubin Kazan, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 23-year-old cleared his belongings from his locker Cornella-El Prat at on Friday before bidding his teammates goodbye.
Espanyol have finally agreed to a €6m bid tabled by the Russian club for the former Villarreal man after weeks of back and forth’s.
Wakaso has been consistent with his agitation to leave the Spanish club and will now be getting his wish as he is set to sign a lucrative four-year deal to join Rubin Kazan.
The Ghana international apologized his teammates and the fans for taking an entrenched position on his decision to leave.
“I want to apologise to the club, the players and the fans, because I asked to leave even as they did not want me to go,” Wakaso has said.
“It was an opportunity for my future. When I received the offer, I spoke many times to the President to ask him to accept it, it was important to me.
“I am grateful to the club, the fans, the Coaches and the players, this year at Espanyol I have greatly improved and I have learned a lot here.”
Espanyol will pay €1m to Wakaso’s previous club Villarreal – leaving them with €5m to fund planned summer signings of their own.
Wakaso will be the third Ghanaian to have moved to Russia within the a year as he follow the likes of Abdul Majeed Waris and Rabiu Mohammed who have joined Spartak Moscow and Kuban Krasnodar respectively.