Andrey Arshavin: "We hope that Damir Shaykhtdinov will be useful to us"
Text: Hannah Hunter
Our Sporting Development Director and club legend spoke to us about the 18-year-old defender joining Zenit.
His transfer is a good example of cooperation between Spartak and Zenit. We had an opportunity to invite him because Aleksandr Sandrachuk moved to another team. We discussed the details with Artem Rebrov, talked and found some common ground so we decided that for the young player's future we should work together. Rivalry at first team level is one thing, but for the player's sake we should cooperate. We hope that Damir will be useful for us and we will give him the opportunity to move forward. Everything depends on the player himself. If Sergei Semak wants to he can invite him to attend the first team's training camps and to show what he can do.
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