“Zenit” is our Russian “Barcelona”, whether Glushenkov did the right thing or not – time will tell” – former director of the Chertanovo Academy Larin

“Zenit” is our Russian “Barcelona”, whether Glushenkov did the right thing or not – time will tell” – former director of the Chertanovo Academy Larin

Former director of the Chertanovo Academy Nikolai Larin told that only time will tell if the midfielder did the right thing Maxim Gluchenkov go to “Zenith” and called the St. Petersburg club the Russian “Barcelona”.

On Thursday, Zenit announced the transfer of Glushenkov, 24, from Lokomotiv; the contract with the midfielder was concluded according to the “4+1” scheme. The footballer graduated from the Chertanovo Academy.

— He always spoke highly of Glushenkov and said that three years ago Maxim would have played for Barcelona and played five minutes. It’s now ready for about 60 minutes. Zenit are our Russian Barcelona, ​​so let’s hope they get the same 60 minutes on the pitch. Maxim had a wonderful season for Lokomotiv. Whether he did the right thing or not, time will tell. We hope he plays,” Larin told .

Glushenkov has been playing for Lokomotiv since 2023; he joined the Moscow club from Krylya Sovetov Samara. Last season, the footballer played 29 matches for the Russian Championship railway workers, in which he scored six goals and provided 16 assists. He repeated the record of former Zenit footballer Hulk, who helped his teammates 16 times in the 2015/16 season.

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Source : MatchTV

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