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Former £8.9 million Everton signing agrees deal to move to Anzhi

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is on the move once again.

Months after he first expressed a desire to leave Spartak Moscow, Diniyat Bilyaletdinov is on the verge of realising that goal.

The former Everton man's dad spoke back in July that he wanted a move, blaming Spartak's artificial pitch for a series of injuries which had blighted his progress:

"Unfortunately Diniyar has not managed to find his best level, and the reasons for this may be quite a lot. One of the main, I think, are his injuries he received in the first few months after moving to Spartak. It is largely affected synthetic surface field at the Luzhniki."

Bilyaletdinov was unsuccessful in finding a new club, and has been made an outcast at the club in recent months, not playing a single minute for Spartak since August.

There is good news for the man David Moyes paid £8.9 million for back in 2009; he is set to move to Anzhi Makhachkala.

But don't think this is a huge vote of confidence for the once big spenders of the Russian Premier League, for these days Anzhi are a crisis club.

Having sold off their star players like Samuel Eto'o and Willian in August, and sacked manager Rene Meuelensteen after just weeks at the club, Anzhi find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table.

An out of favour Bilyaletdinov is an illustration of all they can bring in these days, as they remarkably sit without a win all season after 19 games played.

Bilyaletdinov, 28, has not added to his 46 Russian international caps since 2012, and at present that may be the furthest thing from his thoughts. He will simply be happy to get playing again.

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