Corinthians: Roberto Carlos moving to Russian club

Corinthians says veteran left back Roberto Carlos has signed for

Russian club Anzhi.

The Brazilian club says he will be paid $9 million a year.

Corinthians did not release further details of the transfer, but

local media reported that the player agreed to a two-year contract

with the Russian club, with an option for another year.

The27-year-old Carlos said he left Corinthians because he and

his family received threats from fans after the team’s elimination

from the Copa Libertadores on Feb. 2. His contract was to expire at

the end of the year.

The former Brazil and Real Madrid left back played 64 matches

for Corinthians, scoring five goals.