Zenit called signing contracts with free agents unlikely
MOSCOW, September 17 – The St. Petersburg football club Zenit, most likely, will not sign contracts with players who are in the status of free agents, said the chairman of the board of the blue-white-blue, Alexander Medvedev.
The transfer window in the Russian Premier League (RPL) closed on the night of September 15. Within two weeks after its closure, clubs have the right to add players who are in the status of free agents.
According to the profile portal Transfermarkt, Zenit sold players for 60.2 million euros during the summer refill period and bought them for 25.09 million euros. The most expensive sale of the Blue-White-Blues was the transfer of striker Malcom to the Al-Hilal club from Saudi Arabia for 60 million euros. The St. Petersburg squad was replenished by Sochi goalkeeper Denis Adamov, Serbian Red Star defender Strahinja Erakovic and ex-CSKA and Russian national team defense player Mario Fernandez, as well as Corinthians and Sochi midfielders Do Queiroz and Alexander Kovalenko. In addition, striker Wilson Isidore was loaned from Lokomotiv Moscow.
After eight rounds, Zenit ranks second in the RPL standings, scoring 17 points out of a possible 24. Above is “Krasnodar”, which has one more point.