Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun has revealed that the membership turned down a suggestion of his companies from Tottenham through the summer season.
The 26-year-old was extremely wanted after making 19 appearances in 29 appearances final season – together with 4 appearances within the Champions League.
Azmoun has began the brand new marketing campaign in equally good fats, which rattled dwelling six objectives in seven video games to this point. Iran’s worldwide already has 37 objectives in 52 internationals for his nation, though he has a bit left to match the previous world file holder and compatriot Ali Daei a complete of 109.
The ahead has revealed that these purpose scorers took benefit of curiosity from throughout Europe through the summer season and he was open to transferring, however was denied a change by Zenit stating that his contract wouldn’t expire till 2022.
Speaking in worldwide service with Iran, Azmoun revealed that Spurs have been considered one of the golf equipment for him earlier than the switch window – and confirmed that after the final 12 months of his contract, he’ll most likely go away the Russian membership without cost subsequent summer season as an alternative.
“I have a contract,” he mentioned (in accordance with Calciomercato). “Even if I needed to go away Zenit, the membership can cease me and there may be nothing I can do.
“I even have had affords from Tottenham, Lyon, Leverkusen and Roma they usually refused them. If I go away, I’ll accomplish that this summer season as a free agent.”
As has become commonplace in recent transfer windows, Tottenham were looking for support for talisman striker Harry Kane this summer, and their search apparently led them to Zenit’s Azmoun.
Azmoun has impressed in Russia / MB Media / Getty Images
But while Spurs added winger Bryan Gil, the North Londoners failed to find a back-up to Kane – who eventually stayed at the club despite Man City’s interest.
If they intend to revive their curiosity in Azmoun subsequent 12 months, it seems to be like they’ll have a variety of competitors.