Giuliano: Zenit St Petersburg’s Ephemeral Star

Giuliano Victor de Paula’s presence came to grace St Petersburg briefly; after only one full season with Zenit, he has now been sold to Fenerbahçe in Turkey. Despite a highly successful year in Russia which saw the Brazilian’s market value increase almost twofold, he appears to have left for the same modest €7m he arrived for. Mircea Lucescu’s star player found himself not especially needed under Roberto Mancini, and the fact, not least the manner of his departure, undoubtedly leaves some fans … [Read more...]

Lokomotiv Moscow interested in Lamine Gassama

Russian Football News has received information that Lokomotiv Moscow are interested in signing FC Lorient defender Lamine Gassama on a free transfer in the upcoming summer transfer window, when his contract with the Bretagne club expires. The 26 year old right back, who has 7 caps for the Senegal national football team, started his career with Lyon, before joining Lorient in 2012. After joining the club, Gassama experienced a wobbly start to his Lorient career, but he would eventually become a … [Read more...]