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Former midfielder of the national team of Russia on football Andrey Arshavin is in the air “Match TV” remembered the attempt Zenit St. Petersburg to exchange it for a striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi.
Arshavin said that in the summer of 2008 might go to Barcelona, but the Catalans are not satisfied with the terms of the St. Petersburg team. “When I was interested in “Bars”, “Zenit” allegedly sent them a reply where they say they will trade me only on Messi. It is a fact in Barcelona I didn’t let go,” he said.
The rumors that Arshavin can Supplement the composition of “Barcelona”, began after the European championship in 2008 where the Russian team reached the semi-finals of the tournament. The Russian midfielder was included in the symbolic team of the Euro 2008. In February 2009 the player joined the London “Arsenal”.
Arshavin — the pupil “Zenith”, played for the club 13 seasons. Three times he became the champion of Russia in the blue-white-blue. Also, together with the club he won the UEFA Cup in 2008.
Video, photo All from Russia.