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Greek PAOK, owned by Russian businessman Ivan Savvidi, refused to transfer the former CSKA midfielder Pontus Wernbloom. About it reports the local edition of SporTime.gr.
According to the source, the owner of the club believes that the team must play only those players who want it. Therefore, PAOK refused to sign a contract with Wernbloom after, so it took four days for a final decision. It is noted that the wife of the midfielder did not support a possible move to Greece.
32-year-old Wernbloom is a free agent after expiration of his contract with CSKA. In Moscow, the team he played for six years, during this time, he three times won the championship of Russia. Due to the large number of violations, for which he received a yellow and red card for Wernbloom was considered one of the toughest players in the League.
PAOK — future rival of Spartak Moscow in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. August 8, the teams will play in Thessaloniki, the second leg will take place August 14.
The owner of the Greek club in March https://lenta.ru/news/2018/03/12/savvidi in the center of the scandal. Savvidi ran onto the field in the League match with AEK, having a weapon. He was dissatisfied with the work of the judge and threatened him. Because of the actions of the businessman, the tournament was suspended.
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