Last week, Zenit St. Petersburg signed Spartak Moscow’s former midfielder Zelimkhan Bakaev, while CSKA and Dynamo signed new coaches Vladimir Fedotov and Slavisha Jokanovic, respectively.
Zenit: Bakaev and others
Russia’s reigning champion broke the high-profile news about player transfers last week. On Wednesday, Petersburgers announced the signing of former Spartak Moscow midfielder Zelimkhan Bakaev. The agreement was signed under the “3+1” plan.
General Director of “Zenith” Alexander Medvedev told reporters about the change in the goalkeeper line. Stanislav Kritsyuk could not recover from his knee injury and will leave the club, while Aleksandr Vasyutin, who is on loan for Swedish Djurgården, is moving to St. He will return to Petersburg.
According to Medvedev, Zenit currently has no plans to search for a new goalkeeper. The main goals of the summer transfer campaign: a left-footed defender and strengthening the offensive line.
The media are discussing a possible transition from “Sochi” Colombian forward Mateo Cassierra to “Zenith”. Medvedev did not directly deny these rumors in a comment he made for RIA Novosti.
On Sunday, information appeared on Telegram channels that the Blue-White-Blues were watching Paraguayan defender David Martinez, but the player’s manager, Renato Corsi, told RIA Novosti that no one from Russia has yet contacted him.
New coaches of CSKA, Dynamo and Nizhny
There have been a number of coaching changes at RPL clubs over the past week. On Wednesday, Nizhny Novgorod announced that Mikhail Galaktionov will become the club’s new head coach. In the 2017/18 season, this specialist headed Grozny Akhmat and most recently was the head coach of the Russian youth team.
On the same day, the well-known TV commentator Ilya Kazakov wrote on the Telegram channel that Alexander Kerzhakov, the head of Nizhny Novgorod last season, will become the head coach of Astrakhan Volgar, but the expert himself told RIA Novosti that he did not do it himself. I’ve heard about this option.
On the same day, CSKA Moscow announced that it has signed a contract with former Sochi head coach Vladimir Fedotov. The deal is for three years.
Moscow “Dynamo” announced on Friday that Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic has been appointed as the club’s head coach. The contract with the 53-year-old coach is for one year and includes the option to auto-renew for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons, respectively, if certain results are achieved. Jokanovic’s last job was with English minor league club Sheffield United. The specialist worked less than a season, was appointed head coach at the end of May 2021 and was dismissed at the end of November.
After the departure of Vladimir Fedotov, “Sochi” has not yet named the new head coach. Instead, on Thursday, the club announced the transfer of defender Artem Meshchaninov, 26, from Baltika Kaliningrad.
CSKA: plus Gajic, minus Printer?
Two days after Fedotov’s arrival, CSKA also made the first full-fledged transfer (previously there was only the redemption of the loaned Jorge Carrascal). The army team signed a three-year deal with defender Milan Gajic, 26. The Serb previously played for Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, but moved to CSKA as a free agent.
But Red-Blues may have problems with the removal of Turkish midfielder Yusuf Yazici from Lille.
Swiss Blick reported on Tuesday that Basel striker Fedor Chalov, who plays on loan, has no intention of returning to CSKA. However, the Swiss club told RIA Novosti that no decision has yet been made on Chalov’s future:
The press service of the Swiss club said: “Fedor has a contract with Basel until the end of June. He is currently training with our team. We think that a decision about his future will come in the coming days or weeks.” Said.
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