Nearly 150 players risk being left without a club in this summer’s Russian championship. Only in Spartak there is not a single player whose contract expires after the 2022/2023 season. And half the clubs in RPL have 10 or more players who are at risk of being out of a job soon! Who are they and what will happen to them?
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Zenit, four players
It seems that Daler Kuzyaev will once again try to find a club in Europe. Now there is interest in Fatih Karagyumryuk’s midfielder, where Magomed Ozdoev plays. This was stated by the sports director of the club Murad Akyn. Also, according to Stanislav Cherchesov, the Zenit player can sign Ferencvaros. By the way, Daler is the most expensive player in the RPL, whose contract expires in the summer.
“Interest of” Ferencvaros “to Kuzyaev? When there is a player of this level… The same thing happened with Dziuba and Ozdoev, because we know very well the capabilities of the guys. If Kuzyaev really wants to leave Zenit, why leave to Turkey and not to Ferencvaros? Let’s give Daler a break, then we’ll call him, find out his plans, there’s no problem with that. Kuzyaev is Zenit’s main player, even with all the Brazilians in the squad. 11 Malcoms don’t exist, there are We have to balance the team, which Daler does. When there’s a chance to get a player like that, it’s hard to beat him. Although it’s clear we’re not in the front row, but we’ll try.
Gustavo Mantuan is on loan at Zenit but the club has a purchase option. According to the player’s agent, Luis Fernando García, the Brazilian wants to stay in the team despite other options. As for the contracts of the goalkeepers, then, most likely, Mikhail Kerzhakov will remain at Zenit for another year, but the future of Alexander Vasyutin is in doubt.
CSKA, three players
The army team is expiring the contracts of three defenders: Kirill Nababkin, Georgy Shchennikov and Moises. CSKA intends to redeem the Brazilian, according to general director Roman Babaev. As for Nababkin, the club management will sit down with him at the negotiating table at the end of the season, but Shchennikov will leave the team.
“Why won’t CSKA renew the contract with Shchennikov? Probably every player will have to deal with this. Some before, others after. Service to the club for many years is worthy of respect, but football, unfortunately, is a contact sport, it has a high injury rate. Some get out of this easily, others experience discomfort, accompanied by a decrease in functionality. This is a lot of what prevents Giorgi from bringing the same benefit to the team as in previous years.
Rostov, six players
Rostov will not buy Alexander Silyanov from Lokomotiv, even though he has made 35 appearances in all tournaments this season. Even the player himself does not know anything about the future of Dmitry Poloz in Valery Karpin’s team. Evgeny Chernov, apparently, will return to Krasnodar. As for the future of Denis Terentyev, Nikolai Poyarkov and Alexander Selyava, there is no information about it yet. Given the fact that the players are not starting players, there is a high probability that they will leave Rostov.
Akmat, 10 players
In Akhmat, the contracts of Giorgi Shelia, Zoran Nizhich, Rizvan Utsiev, Turpal-Ali Ibishev, Minkail Matsuev, Lecha Sadulaev, Ivan Oleinikov, Vladislav Karapuzov, Islam Alsultanov and Ilya Chernyak expire. Among them are the starting players: Shelia, Oleinikov and Sadulaev. If Akhmat has not yet signed a new contract with the top two, then the club’s general director Ahmed Aidamirov announced the extension of the agreement with Lechi. The midfielder has scored five goals and provided six assists in 28 games in all competitions this season.
Lechi Sadulaev (Akhmat)
Photo: Dmitry Golubovich, Championship
Krasnodar, four players
Krasnodar does not have a contract for the new season, Alexey Ionov, Sergey Petrov, Sergey Volkov and Oleg Isaenko. In April, Ionov reached an agreement with the leadership on a new agreement, but apparently it has not yet been signed. According to SE, the contract with Alexei will not be renewed. Krasnodar also wants to keep Volkov. As for the future of Petrov and Isaenko, it is in doubt: the players have little playing time.
Photo: RIA Novosti
Dynamo, two players
According to Sport-Express, Matthias Normann will leave Dynamo at the end of the season. As for Sergei Parshivlyuk, it is not clear if he will stay at the club. Most likely, his future will be decided in the summer after the end of the season. And the appointment of a new head coach.
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Lokomotiv, seven players
Artyom Dziuba will remain at Lokomotiv. He signed a one-year contract with an option to extend for one more. François Camano is happy at the club and will speak to management about a new contract as he wants to stay. Ivan Ignatiev is not satisfied with the playing time, so he will most likely leave the club. It is also very likely that Igor Smolnikov and Dmitry Zhivoglyadov will leave. As for the future of Daniil Kulikov and Andrei Savin, there is no clarity, but the midfielder is likely to remain in the team.
Players with expiring contracts at other RPL clubs
Orenburg, 13 players: Evgeny Goshev, Alexey Kenyaykin, Timur Ayupov, Alexander Ektov, Kirill Pechenin, Dmitry Vorobyov, Matteo Stamatov, Stepan Oganesyan (loan), Nikolai Titkov (loan), Vladimir Obukhov, Andrey Malykh, Vladimir Poluyakhtov, Diego Acosta.
Sochi, 14 players: Victorien Angban, Artur Yusupov, Ibragim Tsallagov, Sergey Terekhov, Timofey Margasov, Kirill Zaika, Igor Yurganov, Ivan Miladinovich, Joaozinho, Luka Djordjevic, Soslan Dzhanaev, Nikolai Zabolotny, Nikita Burmistrov, Amir Batyrev.
Ural, 16 players: Ilya Pomazun (loan), Igor Konovalov (loan), Daniel Mishkic, Eric Bikfalvi, Andrey Egorychev, Oleg Shatov, Vyacheslav Podberyozkin, Yuri Zheleznov, Egor Filipenko, Artyom Mamin, Ilya Bykovsky, Evgeny Tatarinov, Oleg Baklov, Denis Kulakov, Nikita Alekseev, Luka Tsulukidze.
Photo: Alexander Safonov, “Championship”
“Wings of the Soviets”, four players: Alexander Zuev, Sergei Babkin (loan), Georgy Zotov, Nikita Khlusov.
Fakel, 23 players: Sergey Bozhin, Igor Kalinin (loan), Roman Akbashev, Maxim Maksimov, Ilya Svinov (loan), Evgeny Morozov (loan), Ilnur Alshin, Evgeny Markov, Andrey Mendel, Ruslan Magal, Vladislav Masternoy, Alexey Policeman, Reda Rabei (loan), Vyacheslav Yakimov (loan), Irakli Kvekveskiri, Sergei Bryzgalov, Mohamed Braimi (loan), Kirill Suslov, Khyzyr Appaev, Daniil Chernyakov, Denis Shepilov, Mikhail Smirnov, Matvey Ivakhnov.
Pari Nizhny Novgorod, 14 players: Nikolay Kalinsky, Kirill Gotsuk, Denis Glushakov, Dmitry Rybchinsky (loan), Nikita Kakkoev, Momo Yansane (loan), Yaroslav Mikhailov (loan), Maki Banyak (loan), Dmitry Stotsky, Vladislav Yakovlev (loan) ), Konstantin Shiltsov (loan), Albert Sharipov, Ilya Berkovsky (loan), Artur Anisimov.
Khimki, 11 players: Reziuan Mirzov, Brian Idovu, Roman Gbane (loan), Vitaly Gudiev, Vladimir Khubulov (loan), Vitaly Lystsov, David Kobesov (loan), Dzhambulat Dulaev, Lev Skvortsov, Irakli Chezhia, Danil Kazantsev.
Torpedo, 15 players: Zhazha (loan), Ilya Kutepov, Oleg Kozhemyakin, Ivan Enin, Egor Baburin (loan), Yordi Reina, Felipe Andre, Mikhail Kaymakov (loan), Maxim Turishchev (loan), Egor Proshkin, Andrey Evdokimov, Artyom Samsonov, Alexander Ryazantsev, Alexander Dovbnya, Igor Lebedenko.
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