Real Salt Lake make Yura Movsisyan move permanent, ink forward to new deal

Yura Movsisyan - Real Salt Lake - Celebrate

The deal is done, and Yura Movsisyan is back with Real Salt Lake on a full-time basis.

Real Salt Lake have made Movsisyan's second stint with the club permanent, acquiring the veteran forward from Spartak Moscow after Movsisyan began the 2016 MLS season in Utah on loan from the Russian side.

The move, announced Monday by RSL, also includes a new contract through 2017 for the Armenian international.

The 29-year-old Movsisyan, who began his pro career with the then-Kansas City Wizards, first played for RSL from 2007-09 and helped them win the 2009 MLS Cup title before moving overseas. This season, he has nine goals in 27 matches with 24 starts for Real, who can clinch a spot in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a win over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday at home.

“Yura has obviously been an important part of this club, both now and in the past,” RSL head coach Jeff Cassar said in a release issued by the club. “All can see what his quality has added to our roster and what it means for us getting results. 

"Having him come back to the club with this kind of commitment, showing the love that he has for this club, this community and this state demonstrates what kind of person Yura is.”