The Russian top division professional association football league is actively attracting stars from all over the world. Nobody can deny that the Football Championship match looks much better when well-known stars are playing on the field.
Over the last 5-6 years, the clubs of the Russian Premier League couldn’t show many top-players in their teams because of a shortage of financial resources. But this summer the situation has changed. If you decide to place some bets, you should remember that such major transfers of strong professional sportsmen affect the football results today.
St. Petersburg’s club made a powerful transfer: Malcom moved from Barcelona.
FC Spartak Moscow found a worthwhile substitute for many of its 2017 champions. The club got German professional forward Andre Schürrle and the 21-year-old talented midfielder Guus Til as well.
FC CSKA has been pretty stingy for the last five years but recently has paid €15m for attacking midfielder Nikola Vlašić.
FC Krasnodar launched a large-scale “shopping” campaign too. The club spent an impressive amount of €25m on new players. In July the club invited Remy Cabella and made a tempting offer to Manuel Fernandes, one of the best RPL players.
FC Dynamo Moscow joined the transfer battle too and bought German forward Maximilian Philipp.
Lokomotiv Moscow has recently bought defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and leased Portuguese João Mario.
Maybe it would be better to train own talents than to buy foreigners, but celebrity players turn the championship in an entertaining and unpredictable show.