The Yura Movsisyan deal, which was rumored to be imminent yesterday, looks to be complete, with terms agreed with the Armenian striker returning to Real Salt Lake.
Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani confirmed today through 'league sources' that Movsisyan's deal to join Real Salt Lake from Spartak Moscow was agreed upon.
Of course, this doesn't guarantee his arrival — but it does make it incredibly likely. Deals have been known to fall apart unexpectedly in world soccer, and while this one doesn't appear to be, it's always helpful to hold a bit of caution until the official announcement takes place.
Yesterday, Royal Blue FC Pod reported that they'd heard it was a done deal. A club spokesperson did not comment at that time, but did remark that RSL general manager Craig Waibel had confirmed the club's interest.
Kamrani's report also features no confirmation from the club, but his track record with league sources is very good, and there's no reason not to believe this one.
This would appear to be the deal that Waibel said could be announced as early as this week.
Movsisyan left Real Salt Lake after the MLS Cup-winning 2009 season, joining Randers FC in Denmark, then Krasnodar and Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. Before leaving at the expiration of his contract, Real Salt Lake offered him a contract, retaining his MLS rights.