Lorenzo Melgarejo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti
Agent Paraguayan midfielder of “Spartacus” Lorenzo Melgarejo Juan Appleyard said that his client has thought of obtaining Russian citizenship. Words Appleyard leads Sport24.
“We are considering the possibility of obtaining Russian citizenship. While no specifics — no steps. It’s just the idea that we are considering. Lorenzo lived in Russia for five years and can apply for a passport,” said the agent.
Melgarejo moved to Spartak in 2016. The midfielder has played for the national team of Paraguay, the two friendlies and will not count as a foreign player in Russian Premier League in the event of a change of citizenship.
July 26 received a Russian passport Brazilian striker Ari, who plays for the “Krasnodar”. He became the fourth Brazilian who have received Russian citizenship: did it before the defender of CSKA Mario Fernandez, midfielder of “Dinamo”, Joazinho and the goalkeeper of “Locomotive” Marinato Guilherme.
In addition, the Russian passport have German players Konstantin Raouche and Roman Neustadter. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov has attracted both players in the team, but they were not included in the final bid for the 2018 world Cup.
Video, photo All from Russia.