Newcastle have been closely linked with Russian captain, Andrei Arshavin, since last October.
Arshavin – wants to move to England or Spain
And there were even signs in January that we may sign the midfielder for around Â£8M.
That was until Sam Allardyce was replaced by Kevin Keegan.
Since then there has been very little news on Newcastle’s interest in the player, who couldn’t play for Russia in their first two games in Euro 2008 because of a suspension.
But it seems that the 5’8″ Russian is still keen to leave his current club, Zenit St Petersburg.
Arshavin, 27, has been watched by Spurs, Arsenal and Newcastle, and has agreed to sign for another year with his Russian club, but only if a deal with another club doesn’t materialize by June 20. That’s one week.
The Russian has said he wants to move to England or Spain.
Zenit official Konstantin Sarsania said:
“Andrei wants to try playing in one of the leading European leagues, but if he doesn’t leave us by June 20 he’ll stay in the team.”
The player has already said he’s be only too happy to move to Newcastle United, but right now we’re not sure what Kevin thinks of the player.
Zenit St Petersburg is his home town club, and the only club he’s ever played for, having made 211 appearances since 2000, and scored 44 goals for them.
He’s so far played 34 times for Russia scoring 11 goals.
Well, he’s available if Newcastle are interested.