ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Zenit St. Petersburg accept active Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio on a chargeless alteration on Monday afterwards he was appear by Juventus.
The 32-year-old Marchisio arrives in Russia on a two-year arrangement afterwards a accord which appropriate Russian Football Union approval because it was finalised alfresco the accepted allotment period.
Marchisio larboard Juventus aftermost ages afterward what the club alleged “the agreed abortion of his contract.” He spent 25 years with Juventus back abutting at the age of seven.
“I like the club and its ambition,” Marchisio said in a account on the Zenit website. “When I larboard Juventus, I promised that I wouldn’t move to any added Italian team, so I capital to acquisition a club which aggregate my values.”
Marchisio added he will accompany the Zenit band at the weekend. Zenit said he will be accessible for Europa League accumulation games.
The active Marchisio played about 400 amateur for Juventus, acceptable seven Serie A titles, but was beneath arresting back a cruciate bond abrasion in 2016. He played 15 times in Serie A aftermost season.
Marchisio has played 55 times for Italy, but alone already back 2015.
Zenit accomplished a black fifth in the Russian Premier League aftermost division but advance the table in this attack afterwards six games.
FC Zenit Soccer Team Profile
Football Club Zenit, also known as Zenit Saint Petersburg or simply Zenit, is a Russian football club from the city of Saint Petersburg. Founded in 1925 (or in 1914, according to some Russian sources), the club plays in the Russian Premier League. Zenit were the 2007, 2010, 2011–12 and 2014–15 champions of the Russian Premier League and the winners of both the 2007–08 UEFA Cup and the 2008 UEFA Super Cup.