The main transfer intrigues in the RPL a week before the closing of the summer window
Exactly one week later, the summer transfer window will close in Russia. However, almost all clubs have not yet decided on the final lineup for the 2021/2022 season. Rubin declares and declares legionnaires, Azmun is going to leave the RPL, and Vlašić has almost moved to West Ham. We’ve highlighted eight major transfer intrigues to watch over the coming week.
- Zenit: will Azmun leave the club and who will replace him?
- Spartak: should we wait for the right-back, which legionnaire will leave the club?
- CSKA: will look for a replacement for Vlašić?
- Rubin: which of the many legionnaires will leave the club?
- Krasnodar: should we wait for the central defender?
- Lokomotiv: will Pablo leave, which legionnaires will arrive?
Zenit: will Azmun leave the club and who will replace him?
Rumors around the Iranian striker have been circulating almost throughout the summer. In recent days, Azmoun was interested in Lyon, and the president of the French club said that the signing of the footballer is one of the main, but at the same time, difficult goals. According to the latest information from journalist Loic Tanzi , Serdar will most likely remain in Russia, since Zenit did not find a replacement for him. The Russian club had contact with Benfica and saw striker Carlos Vinicius as a potential replacement for Azmun. It seems that Zenit has decided on the final lineup for the season and is no longer going to make deals. However, there is no need to guess – there are seven days ahead of the deadline.
Spartak: should we wait for the right-back, which legionnaire will leave the club?
After the match with Ural, the general director of Spartak Yevgeny Melezhikov said that the club was looking for a right-back and was talking to Vitoria about candidates. More than two weeks passed, but a competitor for Rasskazov’s position did not appear. But the central defender came, to the transfer of which the fans of the red and white were skeptical. Maximiliano Kofrie signed a four-year contract. Judging by the position, the Belgian is called to replace Gigot, around whom there have been many rumors lately.
But, as is the case with the limit on legionnaires, in the event of the arrival of one foreigner, you must get rid of the other. Gigot, Hendrix or Kral? Jikia’s defense partner has not yet extended his contract with Spartak, but he has not moved to Lyon either. The French club made no progress in negotiations with the defender, and there was no news from the Ligue 1 team over the past week. Kral’s transfer to West Ham will probably not take place either, and Hendrix, according to the agent, will remain at Spartak.
In any case, one of the red and white legionnaires will have to say goodbye. Logically, Hendrix has a better chance of leaving, since he is not a starting lineup player.
CSKA: will look for a replacement for Vlašić?
CSKA Moscow and West Ham have agreed on the transfer of Vlašić, who will go to the English club for € 27 million, excluding bonuses. The deal will take place in the next two days and West Ham will introduce the player shortly. The publication Sportske Novosti informs that the army team will give other clubs about 30% of the amount they will receive from the Hammers for the Croatian transfer. “Do you know what is the most important thing in the whole history? The most important thing is Nikola’s smile! He is calm now. Yes, the last month was not calm. It wasn’t easy. Now that I finally saw his smile, it’s worth a lot, ”Vlašić’s father shared his opinion about his son’s transfer to West Ham.
Given the presence of attacking midfielders and the absence of European competition, CSKA is unlikely to look for a replacement for the Croat. By the way, if the transfer does not fail, then this will be the second major sale in the history of the army.
Rubin: which of the many legionnaires will leave the club?
Rubin has 11 foreign players. Kvaratskhelia, Despotovich and the newcomer Dreyer are out of the application for the Russian championship. If from the next season there is no limit on foreign players, Rubin can give players on loan. However, AEK has already made the Kazan team an offer to transfer Yevtich . The Greek club intends to sign a contract with the midfielder before the end of the current transfer window.
Another player to leave Rubin may be Mitsuki Saito . Sports director Oleg Yarovinsky spoke about his departure . Who will be the third is a big question. Kvaratskhelia, Despotovich, Hwang In Böm, Abilgor, Uremovich and Begich are the players of the starting line-up, while Talbi, Dreyer and Hakshabanovich have just joined the club.
Krasnodar: should we wait for the central defender?
Throughout the past season, Krasnodar’s defense was perhaps the most criticized. Kayo’s uncertain play raised a lot of questions, as well as his presence at the start after blunders. Now Krasnodar has four central defenders, two of whom are injured (Spaich and Martynovich). The Bulls are looking for a strengthening in the market: in mid-August they negotiated with Atlético Mineiro player Nathan Silva and Markan from Galatasaray. Probably, there is no need to wait for a new footballer in the center of defense. But still, Krasnodar has time.
Lokomotiv: will Pablo leave, which legionnaires will arrive?
Lokomotiv did not solve the transfer problems and, it seems, is planning to spend the rest of the week with shock. The Championship learned that Pablo is close to leaving the club. A source familiar with the situation said that Lokomotiv is in talks with a team wishing to acquire the Brazilian. With a high degree of probability, the player will go on loan.
In addition, the railway workers are going to strengthen the train. Lokomotiv has agreed to lease Angorin from Chelsea with a buyback option for € 20 million. Ralph Rangnick, director of the red-greens, intends to activate this item next summer. The contract will also include a buyback option for Chelsea for £ 34m (about € 40m). It was reported that Utrecht midfielder Girano Kerk , in whom Eintracht is also showing interest , can continue his career in Cherkizovo . But still, the signing of Angorin is closer than Kirk.