Muntari signs on for Deportivo rescue mission

Thursday February 22 2018

Roma's Italian forward Stephan El Shaarawy (right) vies with Pescara Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari during their Italian Serie A match at the Adriatico Stadium in Pescara on April 24, 2017. PHOTO | FILIPPO MONTEFORTE |

Roma's Italian forward Stephan El Shaarawy (right) vies with Pescara Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari during their Italian Serie A match at the Adriatico Stadium in Pescara on April 24, 2017. PHOTO | FILIPPO MONTEFORTE |  AFP

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Veteran Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was Thursday handed the chance to ride to the rescue of relegation-haunted Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna when he penned a deal until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old former AC Milan and Inter Milan star, a free agent, had been training with Deportivo and did enough to convince coach Clarence Seedorf to offer him a temporary contract.

"Muntari, who has been training with the team since February 9, signed with Deportivo until the end of the season," said a club statement.

Released by Pescara in Italy last year, Muntari made his name with Inter Milan (2008-2011) and then AC Milan (2012-2015) where he also played for Seedorf when the Dutchman was in charge of the Serie A giants.

Deportivo La Coruna are second from bottom of La Liga, three points from safety and have won just once in their last 14 league games.