Who is Yuri Zhirkov?
The Spoiler looks into Chelsea’s prospective signing
According to this morning’s press, Chelsea are all set to invest the money raised from the imminent Wayne Bridge sale in a CSKA Moscow player known as “the Russian Ronaldinho.”
The eagle eyed among us may have seen Yuri Zhirkov impress his way into the Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament last summer, and here’s a few more facts about the 25-year-old Russian:
- He can play left back or on the left wing, and is known for his hard work, creativity and showboating.
- His brilliant goal against Hamburg (shown above) earned him the honour of best goal of the Champions League 2006/07, according to UEFA’s magazine Goal.
- He also performed his own version of Ryan Gigg’s legendary FA Cup goal – see it here.
- His agent has
been trying to increase his transfer valueboasted that Barcelona, Juventus and three Premier League clubs are chasing him.
Chelsea fans, do you think he will be a good signing? Let us know below…