Thursday, 4th October, 2012
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is wanted by Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg, according to Spanish daily AS.
Zenit completed a big money swoop on Portuguese football this summer, signing midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica for €40M and striker Hulk from FC Porto for a similar amount.
But Luciano Spalletti’s men have not finished shopping just yet and are now looking closely at Busquets.
Zenit would love to tempt the 24-year-old to Russia, though it appears a difficult operation.
The midfielder is Barcelona through and through and considered a key member of the Catalan side’s engine room.
However, Zenit will hope a substantial bid could cause the Blaugrana to consider parting with Busquets.
It remains to be seen though whether the Spaniard would welcome a switch east.