Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Zhirkov move to BPL

Chelsea have completed the signing of Russian international Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow for a reported £18m fee.

The 25-year-old completed his medical in London on Monday and has agreed a four-year deal, believed to be worth £80,000-a-week.

Zhirkov, who was hugely impressive at Euro 2008, can play on the left wing or at left-back and was given a ringing endorsement by temporary Blues boss Guus Hiddink, who has since returned to his job as coach of the Russian national team.

Former Manchester United and Everton winger Andrei Kanchelskis, famed for his direct running and mazy dribbling style, believes Chelsea's first major transfer of the summer; Yuri Zhirkov, will make a big impact in the Premier League.
He further stated that his settling-in period could be as effective and productive as Andrey Arshavin's at Arsenal, providing he first tackles the complexities of the English language