07. 02. 2020

POL M: León’s manager says Zenit St-Petersburg offered larger contract to player than Perugia

Source: sport.se.pl; Photo: sylwia dabrowa/polska press/poranny.pl

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The manager of the Cuban-Polish men’s volleyball superstar Wilfredo León revealed some interesting facts regarding his protégé that preceded renewing the contract with Sir Safety Conad Perugia.

 

The Italian vice-champions Perugia recently announced the extension of the contract with León for the next 2 seasons. However, his manager Andrzej Grzyb revealed in an interview for Super Express that it, actually, wasn’t a 2-year deal but 1 + 1 and can be interrupted after the first season under some conditions. He didn’t specify under what conditions, though.

Before signing the new contract with the “Block Devils”, León had offers from 3 Polish clubs and from the Russian Zenit Saint-Petersburg who were ready to provide Cuban-born outside hitter with incomes by a 40% larger than Perugia. Grzyb stated that the choice of León wasn’t determined by money. “Wilfredo made the decision he considered best for himself and his family.” However, the exact sum that Perugia offered to volleyball isn’t known but according to Italian media, he got 1.1 million euros for the year (some published it was up to 1.5 million euros). Grzyb didn’t give the official confirmation on this. “I’m not talking about financial issues.”


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1 Comments about "POL M: León’s manager says Zenit St-Petersburg offered larger contract to player than Perugia "

07.02.2020 | 21:44 |   Suisse [unregistered]

#1 He is worth every penny
#2 He stayed in a better league
#3 This news makes every elite volleyball player happy as the salary levels increase.

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All this because volleyball is not e real professional sport and many clubs are managed with people with (almost) zero experience and knowledge in volleyball. And they manage money from state companies or government directly. Do not expect that that people will think differently. That is why volleyball will never move to another level and will always have some small “make up” in the future Reply

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