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RUS M: Butko – “I really wanted to finish this season in Lokomotiv, but…”

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Alexander Butko has spoken about his transfer from Lokomotiv Novosibirsk to Zenit Kazan…



It is certainly the biggest transfer in Russia in 2016. Alexander Butko parted ways with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk and joined Zenit Kazan! Experienced setter explained the reasons for such a move in his statement for the official website of the Novosibirsk powerhouse.

“Zenit officials came to me and offered me a deal. After that, two clubs started negotiations and eventually agreed all terms of my transfer. I spent almost eight seasons in Lokomotiv, and during the time the city and the club have become my family. But, nothing could be done. This is a life of professional athlete. It is necessary to set certain goals and objectives, to go further, to develop… And the time has come in my career that I needed to change something. It was a very hard decision. I will not hide, I really wanted to finish this season in Lokomotiv, but Zenit insisted that I join them immediately. I want to thank the management of Lokomotiv for letting me go,” said Butko. 


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