Former General Director of “Locomotive” Ilya Herkus said that the head coach of Tottenham Jose Mourinho wanted to invite to the London club’s 31-year-old striker Zenit’s Artem Dzyuba.
“The film Tottenham Hotspur FC — it’s not nonsense. I know. I know his agent, the person who was doing it. I know that Mourinho wanted him, and know it reliably. Mourinho knows who is Artem Dzyuba. Mourinho worked for the 2018 world Cup as a commentator. And discussed including the Russian national team. I think he knows the Russian national team very well. I know he wanted to see him, this was. Do not know the details,” said Herkus.
This season, Dzyuba has played for “Zenit” 28 matches in all competitions where they scored 15 goals and gave 12 assists. Estimated value of the player is €13 million.