10 Russian Summer Signings to Watch in 2017/18

Leandro Paredes – AS Roma to Zenit St. Petersburg, Fee – €23 million One area where Zenit struggled last season was the centre of midfield, as the departure of playmaking midfielder Axel Witsel before the second half of the season left a hole which Brazilian winter transfer window signing Hernani and fellow Brazilian Mauricio failed to fill. This is the whole 23-year-old Leandro Paredes is expected to fill. After breaking into Roma’s first team in the last season, Paredes played 27 Serie A … [Read more...]

Russia’s Biggest Free Transfer Steals

Everyone who has played Football Manager knows that towards the end of December, you should start looking for players whose contracts expire at the end of the season in order to sign players without having to pay their clubs. Last season saw Artyom Dzyuba move from Spartak Moscow to arch rivals Zenit St. Petersburg on a free transfer, and this season we could also be in for some big-name moves as several famous players are nearing the end of their contracts. With the Russian foreigner … [Read more...]