The Cuban outside hitter Wilfredo León, a two-time CEV Champions League MVP, addressed to his fans via Facebook and confirmed rumors regarding his departure from the Russian powerhouse Zenit Kazan after four seasons.
“I want to officially inform that I have decided not to renew my contract with Zenit Kazan. I would like to thank the club and the coach for creating the perfect conditions for my sporting development. In this wonderful club, I achieved titles that I was dreaming of – I won the Russian championship, the Russian cup, the Russian super cup, CEV Champions League, as well as the Club World Championship,” León posted.
“This season we are facing two more challenges – the playoffs of the Russian championships and the final of CEV Champions League. As a professional, I guarantee that I will give all my skills and heart to win these competitions. The day of the CEV Champions League final match is my daughter’s first birthday, so winning would be the best gift. I part my ways with Zenit in friendship. We do not rule out further cooperation in the future. Best regards to Zenit fans – thank you for your support for all these years. Keep your fingers crossed for me in the future,” the scorer of 68 points in the CEV Champions League added.
The statement of León came the same day Frenchman Earvin Ngapeth revealed he will sign with Zenit.
Although he did not reveal the name of the club for which he will sign for the next season, the Italian Sir Safety Conad Perugia have the best starting position for now.