Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun has confirmed that he received an offer from Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old claimed that Zenit refused to entertain offers from Tottenham along with Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Roma.
The Iran international has a year left to run on his current contract at the Russian Premier League side, where he scored nineteen goals in 29 appearances in all competitions last season and has started the new season in similar fashion with six in his opening seven fixtures.
Lyon were said to have tabled a €15million (£12.8million) bid to take him to Ligue 1, only for Zenit to refuse the offer since they were left with little time to source a replacement.
“I have a contract. Even if I wanted to leave, Zenit can prevent me, and there is nothing I can do,” he told Persian Soccer.
“I had offers from Tottenham, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen and Roma but they rejected them. If I leave, it will be this summer as a free agent.”
🗣️ Sardar Azmoun clarifies his transfer saga.
"I have a contract. Even if I wanted to leave, Zenit can prevent me & there is nothing I can do. I had offers from Tottenham, Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen & Roma but they rejected them. If I leave, it will be this summer as a free agent." pic.twitter.com/8671h5sY8M
— Persian Soccer (@PersianFutbol) September 2, 2021
Azmoun’s name was barely mentioned in dispatches with Tottenham during the summer window and it purely could have been a case of Fabio Paratici’s strategy to negotiate with a number of different players when looking to add to his ranks.
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