“Everything was agreed between Celta and Smolov; the club helped with the flight”

first_imgWhen on April 5 the news broke that the battering ram was in the Russian capital, Celta indicated that he was going to fine Smolov by applying “the internal regime” for having traveled without authorization, a permit that the celestial club had to grant The league. That same day the footballer spoke from Moscow, claiming “to be very grateful to Celta for his support and clarifying that” at all times I informed the club of my steps. “ Waiting for that Fedor Smolov return to Vigo, since Russia they deny the version of the Celtic on the go without the striker’s permission to his country. In an interview published by Sport express, the Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan He claims that the Vigo club gave the green light for the point to break the confinement and even collaborated to fly it in a private plane to Moscow.“Celta could not speak otherwise in public: the Galicians had to show solidarity with other Spanish teams. I had to say like they said, criticize the attacker“, explains Arustamyan, before revealing that there is a pact between the Celtic leaders and the soccer player:”Smolov did not escape, the club learned of his departure and helped with the flight. Celta reacted appropriately to this. Officially, everyone can say anything, but internally everything was agreed“ Smolov, 30, alluded to “personal issues” to leave Vigo temporarily. Days after arriving in Russia, his fiancée Maria Yumasheva, granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, celebrated her eighteenth birthday.TransferArustamyan and Smolov know each other. During this period of confinement, the journalist organized a meeting on social media with the footballer Alexander Kokorin and one of the guests in that live talk was the Celta player.His country’s press has speculated in recent weeks about the possibility of Kokorin and Smolov playing together next season at Lokomotiv Moscow. Arustamyan dismisses it and points out that at A Sede they want to take ownership of the battering ram, transferred by the Lokomotiv until June 30: “It has good prospects of staying in Spain. Celta continues with the dialogue to buy it. This conversation is real between the heads of the clubs, in Vigo they are interested in keeping Fedor “.The Russian international loan does not include a purchase option. Since his arrival in LaLiga, Smolov has become the undisputed starter for Óscar García. He has scored a goal, against Real Madrid, in the six games he has played as a light blue.last_img read more

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Arsenal need two or three players to turn into title winners, talkSPORT

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes Arsenal are two or three players away from being serious title contenders.Arsene Wenger’s side are set to finish well adrift of Chelsea this season, with Sunday’s stalemate between the two sides leaving the Gunners ten points behind the Premier League-champions elect.But Redknapp insists Arsenal are not far behind the Blues and can be a real danger to Jose Mourinho’s men next term IF they buy well in the summer.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former QPR, Tottenham and West Ham boss said: “Arsenal are not far short.“I’m sure Arsene knows, but I think they need two or three players next year if they are really going to look to win the league.“They need a bit of strengthening down the spine of the team. I think they need another central defender, a midfield player and a striker.“They are not easy to find, but if they can go and out and bring a bit more strength to the team [they can challenge for the title]. They have certainly got lots of fantastic talented players there already.”last_img read more

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