Media report Shakhtar U-19 footballer flees to Russia after the UEFA League match
Shakhtar Donetsk's youth team player Oleksandr Rosputko, who went missing after a UEFA Youth League match, may be in Russia. The 19-year-old native of Horlivka disappeared immediately after the away match against Antwerp, in which the Shakhtar Donetsk team won a strong-willed 2-1 victory.
According to unconfirmed reports from the Brutal Football Telegram channel, Rosputko fled to the aggressor country. This is the reason why the young footballer deleted all social media accounts and stopped answering calls from Shakhtar's partners and managers. The channel's authors expressed hope that their information would turn out to be fake.
Interestingly, it was on the eve of the match against Antwerp that Oleksandr agreed to sign a new five-year contract with the Donetsk club. He played the full 90 minutes in the game in Belgium. After the match, Rosputko disappeared, and all that Shakhtar representatives could find was the player's neatly folded uniform at the airport.
Earlier it became known that Shakhtar did not allow their players to join the U-19 national team of Ukraine for the Seoul Cup tournament, which takes place from October 10 to 15. Goalkeeper Vladyslav Kravets, defenders Mykola Oharkov, Anton Drozd, midfielder Yevhen Yanovych and forward Anton Demchenko did not travel to South Korea with the national team.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, the central midfielder of the Lisbon U-17 Benfica Andre Vakaliuk has agreed to play for the youth national team of Ukraine.