Zenit St Petersburg is the local football team in St Petersburg. They were founded in 1924, but accordingly to russian sources, they are believed to be formed around 1914, so this is pretty vague. They are a team playing in the Russian Premier league, having won the league in 2007, 2010, 2011 and have also won the UEFA Cup in 2007-2008, and the supercup in 2008.
Igor Shermishov is the newly appointed manager of the club. Arriving in early 2011, Igor found the club in awful player state, having most of the key players injured, which is Kerzhakov, Bystrov, Lombaerts, Anyukov, and I won't continue the list cause that'll fill the whole page.
Fortunately, the budget transfer looks very good, having 28.000.000$ allocated for the will of Shermishov and his future signings. Shermishov didn't take long and already prepared an ideal tactic for the side, and also, a shortlist and sent a list of enquires or offers to a certain ammount of players. He looks for a striker, a right defender, a central defender, and maybe another defensive midfielder.
The shortlist is formed of :
Marko DevicOne of Metalist's great strikers, and a good potential signing of Igor, who sees a great player deep inside him. He is valued at around 9.000.000$ by the Metalist headcoach, and he is a difficult grab.
MudingayiA great potential signing to boost the central squad, and might be useful when the time comes. Valued at around 8milion $ by the Bologna heads.
VLAD CHIRICHESRomanian breed. Defender, tall, strong, says enough. He is a great offensive player too, having scored a beauty just not long ago. Might be a tough win, but he is really rated by the russian headcoach, and might be seen in a Zenit kit soon enough.