Europa League winner refuses to return to Russia and terminates contract with Russian club
Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak has announced the termination of his contract with Krasnodar. The footballer refused to play for the Russian team, despite having initially signed a contract with them until 2024.
"As soon as it became known that [the contract cancellation] was possible, the decision was obvious. I didn't want to go back there, so I called my agent to tell the club that I had decided to leave. After the war in Ukraine started, my position was firm, so there was no point in continuing my relationship with Krasnodar and going on another loan. Now I have finished this stage and can move on," Meczyki.pl quoted the 33-year-old Europa League winner as saying.
Krychowiak added that he is currently in talks with several clubs, but he does not know where he will continue his career.
"I'm open to different offers and will probably decide in early July which one is best for me," the midfielder added.
After the start of the full-scale invasion, Grzegorz suspended his contract and joined Greek side AEK on loan, for whom he played until the end of the 2021/22 season. In July 2022, Krychowiak put on the shirt of Saudi Arabia's Al Shabab.