Attacked Ukraine: Brazilian ex-Shakhtar forward refused to move to Russia
Brazilian striker David Neres is not going to accept a transfer offer to Zenit St. Petersburg. The Russian club sees the 26-year-old player as a replacement for his compatriot Malcom, who decided to flee the aggressor country five months after obtaining Russian citizenship, which provoked hysteria among propagandists.
According to A Bola, Neres does not want to play in Russia for two main reasons. Firstly, the St. Petersburgers do not participate in the Champions League. Secondly, the Brazilian does not see himself in a club from the country that attacked Ukraine and forced him to leave Shakhtar Donetsk, which he joined last winter, but neve played a single match.
In addition, Portuguese Benfica, whose colors are currently defended by Neres, is not eager to part with the Brazilian forward. Lisbon Eagles rejected Zenit's offer of 30 million euros and will agree to start negotiations on the transfer only if the Russians agree to pay a compensation of 100 million euros.
It should be noted that on the eve of the start of the new season, Shakhtar Donetsk signed two Brazilian internationals, which are 21-year-old defender Pedrinho and 18-year-old winger Neverton.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, former Dnipro and Shakhtar striker Yevhen Seleznyov became the object of revenge of former Russian national team player Vladislav Radimov.