Malaga forward Salomon Rondon has signed a four-year deal with Russian first division side Rubin Kazan, the Spanish club confirmed on Sunday.
The 22-year-old from Caracas will become the first Venezuelan to play in Russia.
"Malaga have reached agreement with Rubin Kazan for the transfer of Venezuelan forward Jose Salomon Rondon," the Primera Liga club's website claimed.
Rondon scored 23 goals in 60 matches during his two seasons with Malaga, which qualified for the UEFA Champions League after finishing fourth last season.
Called 11 times for Venezuela, Rondon arrived in Spain in 2008 from Aragua in his home country and played for Las Palmas in the second division for two seasons before joining top-flight side Malaga.
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