05. 06. 2020

RUS M: Transfer bomb in Russia! Poletaev officially new player of Zenit St. Petersburg

Source: vczenit-spb.ru; Photo: zenit-kazan.com/sport.business-gazeta.ru

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The Russian men’s volleyball side Zenit Saint Petersburg announced the first newcomer for the next season. And what a newcomer it is – Viktor Poletaev!

 

The Russian men’s transfer market has just been rocked. The 24-year-old opposite hitter Poletaev is officially a new player of Zenit St. Petersburg. Nearly two months have passed since the speculations of this transfer appeared in the media.

A two-time FIVB Volleyball Nations League winner with “Zbornaya” has spent the last four seasons with Kuzbass. With them, Poletaev won the Russian Championship and Cup in 2018/19, and Super Cup last season, while he claimed the two CEV Champions League and three Russian Championship titles with the club in which he started his professional career, Zenit Kazan.

 

See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.

 

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