Dmitry Barinov, starting in the 2016/17 season, has become an important element in the Lokomotiv system, which has since gone through the different eras of the club. Most recently, he scored a goal against Bayer in the Champions League, and today he has reached line 14 of the RPL with the captain’s armband. However, that does not prevent him from grabbing headlines in each transfer window, which is sent to European clubs from time to time. And the current winter transfer window is no exception. Where can Barinov go? And what is Lokomotiv doing now?
Transfer probability and club name
Six months ago, Dmitry Barinov’s agent reported interest from Gennaro Gattuso and his Valencia, and a few years ago there were rumors about Bayer, but now one cannot dream of such clubs.
The Turkish media spread the news about Besiktas’s interest in Barinov, but such rumors should not have been taken seriously at first, since the Turks often compose “ducks” with the participation of RPL players. However, later the president of Besiktas confirmed the fact of a possible transfer, and then Barinov’s agent Pavel Banatin certified the request of the Turks, but noted that the first proposal did not satisfy Lokomotiv.
Barinov’s transfer fee is set at €9 million, but as Match TV previously reported, the midfielder’s contract includes a €15 million release clause. This is an incredible amount for Besiktas, but there is one important nuance. Dmitry’s contract is valid until the summer of 2024, that is, another year and a half, and given Barinov’s desire to play in Europe and Lokomotiv’s ambiguous position, he may decide to go to Turkey. Lokomotiv runs the risk of losing Barinov and not getting anything out of him, so the 6-8 million euros that Besiktas is offering right now can be considered good money for a middle-aged 26-year-old pupil. years.
Perhaps the negotiations on Barinov between Lokomotiv and Besiktas will be easier if the Moscow club decides on his replacement. “Sport-Express” reports on the interest of “railway workers” in Aissa Laiduni, who could be seen at the last World Cup 2022 as part of the Tunisian national team. Especially cool was the match against Denmark, in which he was recognized as the best on the field.
Aissa began her football career in France, from where, while at the Romanian club, she ended up at Ferencváros, where she has been playing since 2020. Ferencváros head coach Stanislav Cherchesov gave a brief information about the possible transfer:
– On this subject, it is necessary for the club to contact our sports director – I have no details. But I wouldn’t be surprised if that interest actually exists: Aissa is a very high-quality footballer, and the demand for him has only grown after the World Cup. I can say with certainty that Ferencváros has, in particular, two specific Serie A proposals, which are still not satisfied with the management. At the same time, I am pleased that the midfielder is not distracted by transfer rumors and works as usual, responsibly and diligently, Cherchesov said.
It will be incredibly difficult for Lokomotiv to win the competition against Serie A clubs, but if the Russian club manages to convince the Tunisian to move to the RPL, then this can be considered a great home win on the transfer market. Transfermarkt puts Laiduni at €4m, and given that Ferencváros’ record sale was the transfer of Muhamed Besic for €4.8m in 2015, it’s unlikely the Hungarians will break much of the price of the player who wants to buy the Lokomotiv.