Eto’o, Willian, Carcela Gonzalez, and now Traore. Everything that owner Suleyman Kerimov wanted for his beloved Anzhi has all gone completely wrong, and a team that has not won once in 19 Russian Premier League games has now lost its one remaining star. The lanky 23 year old Ivorian striker Lacina Traore has finally left
The general consensus amongst Chelsea fans is that the lack of a top quality, yet proven striker, does not hold a place at the club. Cavani was mentioned, Falcao’s was too, while Wayne Rooney’s name never seemed to go away. In the end, the club went for a big and certainly proven name, Samuel Eto’o,
After being rebuffed in the transfer market this summer by both Diego Costa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Brendan Rodgers’s desire to land a major signing at Liverpool shows no sign of relenting. Next on the list is Willian Borges da Silva of Anzhi Makhachkala, with reports contact has been made with the Russian club over a
After causing so much trouble last autumn, the departure of Igor Denisov from 3 time Russian champions Zenit Saint Petersburg has been something which has looked ever more likely, but just as the situation looked to have blown over, the Russian national team captain has shocked the whole of Russia by making the move to
The Ivory Coast may be a poor, typically deprived African nation located on the African west coast, but it produces its fair share of top class players. The Ivorian national team is generally regarded as the strongest African national team, despite flattering to deceive at international tournaments, and when you look at the players that
Before 2007, the Russian Premier League trophy had only ever made its way out of the Russian capital Moscow once, to Vladikavkaz when Alania won the title way back in 1995. But since 2007, it’s been unwilling to make a return to Moscow, having a brief stay in Saint Petersburg when Zenit claimed the title
Finding new world class talents in Russia has never been a serious problem, in fact looking back over the years, Russia has consistently produced players who are perfectly capable of playing at the highest level possible, and going on to star for the biggest clubs in Europe – just look at Andrey Arshavin for example.