Defender of FC “Zenit” Igor Smolnikov has a proposal from the European Championships and the North American Major League soccer (MLS), but is negotiating renewal of an expiring contract with Spartak. The price of a 31-year-old player of defense fills his agent Alexander Maniacs.
“Are in negotiations with Zenit, but there are alternatives – said Maniacs TASS. – Consider waiting for them when the pandemic will end, in order to come specifics from all sides. There are options in the Premier League and in Europe and in MLS. Just now waiting how things will turn out with coronavirus – when will the understanding, which of the Championships when starts how you will run the contractual obligations of Igor before “Zenith” and Vice versa. There are a lot of things from us they don’t depend.”
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Smolnikova Contract with “Zenit” expires in the end of this season, the team from Neva banks he performs with the summer of 2013. In the blue-white-blue defender twice won the championship and the Cup of Russia and won the Russian Cup. During this time he participated in 195 matches in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.
Season of the Russian Premier League (RPL) suspended at least until may 31 due to pandemic coronavirus. In the championship round played 22 out of 30. “Zenit” occupies the first place in the standings, ahead of second coming Lokomotiv Moscow on nine points.