Andrey Arshavin: "We will continue to follow Ilya Vorobyev"
Text: Kai Connell
The Director of Youth Football spoke about the transfer of Ilya Vorobyev to Orenburg.
Why did we sell with a buy-back option? Because we understand that he has out grown Zenit 2 and in the next 2 years he is unlikely to play for Zenit. We will continue to follow Ilya and hope that in the next few years we will buy him back if he can reach his potential.
Ilya had a desire to go and play in the Russian Premier Liga, and he had many offers from FNL sides. At first, I didn't let him go and thought that it was better for him to stay at Zenit 2, now I think that this was wrong. As for Khimki, Alexander Mendevev solved the situation as there was a change in leadership there."