2017 - 2018 transfer rumours

  • Does anyone know where the following players will play this year: Marcus Bohme, Armin Mustedanovic, Ndo Mote, Michael Brinkley, Eric Fitterer, Maksim Zhigalov and Maksim Buculjevic?

    Zhigalov came in as a substitute for Belogorie against Fakel over the weekend. No info about the rest, though. Some might have extended their contracts with their respective teams.

  • Reading a goss that Zenit SPb is about to sign a new opposite, Luburić. Apparently, Nilsson is quite a bit unwell. In the last game they ended up with Volkov (yes, the middle blocker) playing opp.

  • Reading a goss that Zenit SPb is about to sign a new opposite, Luburić. Apparently, Nilsson is quite a bit unwell. In the last game they ended up with Volkov (yes, the middle blocker) playing opp.


    Petersburg need this transfer. Watching Volkov miss maybe 2 or probably more hittable balls in that match was my guess the last straw for this rumoured transfer.


    Luburic is also proming and young(handsome too) so that already counts as two(three) pluses for Zenit Saint Petersburg. :heart:

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Petersburg need this transfer. Watching Volkov miss maybe 2 or probably more hittable balls in that match was my guess the last straw for this rumoured transfer.


    Luburic is also proming and young(handsome too) so that already counts as two(three) pluses for Zenit Saint Petersburg. :heart:


    I don't know much about Luburic. Nilsson sounded like an OK choice for the league. He's not the best jumper but tall + left-handed + good server+ very good mentality. He had several good seasons some time ago. The trouble is that SPb signed 1.5 opposites atm. Voronkov (192 cm tall) is a service specialist, who normally struggles with organised blocks (exception: season 2015-16 when he was just unbelievable - attacked over 50% and best server of the regular season together with Leon).


    Being handsome is not a typical feature of a good opp in Rus volleyball. Think about Poltavskiy, Mikhaylov, Pavlov :).

  • Zhigalov came in as a substitute for Belogorie against Fakel over the weekend. No info about the rest, though. Some might have extended their contracts with their respective teams.

    Marcus Bohme is rumoured to have signed with Olympiacos for the new season, no official confirmation yet. Armin Mustedanovic is currently looking for a club.

  • Chono Penchev(S) twin brother of Rozalin Penchev(OH) to Modena.


    https://www.instagram.com/p/BaG24NzHGn3/


    I could understand this maybe happening with Stoychev at the helm. Nice piece(of eyecandy) :heart:. Maybe he can develop as understudy of Bruno.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

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  • He is a setter, right? (First time I've heard of him actually, I desumed it by his post but you don't necessarily have to be a setter to say that you're playing 'with the best' when you speak of Bruno...)


    Will he definitely replace the American? Or was he there to cover for him while he was injuried?



    It seems Pujol is close to Berlin, so I guess Civitanova will keep for good the second setter they aired to cover for Pujol injury (I don't remember his name, sorry)


  • Tsimafei Zhukouski, CRO NT setter and ex-player of Monza, Umbria and Molfetta ;)

  • I read he suffered an injury but I thought he was ok by now...
    on Volleyball.it after the news they asked "Franziskovic's recovery will be longer than expected, then?" so it seems to suggest he still had problems.


    I would almost bet that they simply decided Penchev is better, but who knows...



    the setter Perez will soon join Milano.

  • I wonder who is going to sit on the bench... Milano can't bench Nimir. Galassi shown some great games better than Piano. Feel like Averill can be the accidental victim if Angel Perez becomes a starter. Better block than Sbertoli's reserve after all.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Yu Yao-chen will leave Jiangsu VC and return Liaoning VC in Season 18/19.
    He is the main setter of the runner-up of 2013 U19 WCH and the third place of 2015 U21 WCH.
    The head coach, Ju Gen-yin will join Liaoning VC, too.

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • David Lee


    Wasn't Lee supposed to come back to PAOK from the beginning of this season? I remember rumors about it... Anyway he and Uchikov can really help PAOK to win the championship again. Olympiakos looks stronger on the paper right now.

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:

  • Here in Greece, the situations in sports are complicated ..... At the beginning of the year passed a law for 5 foreigners coming from the European Union and for 4 if it is one of the rest of the world ... PAOK had a contract with Gomez who is from Venezuela and Shafranovich who is from Israel and he couldnt take 5 .... So my team decided to have 2 OH a setter and the diagonal ... It didnt work so they decided to bring Koumentakis GR OH from France and to take a foreign MB


    p.s The president of the league who voted this law comes from Olympiakos....
    p.s2The law was voted by all teams except PAOK but 5 foreigners have only Olympiakos ....
    p.s3 We will win the Champioship for a fourth time in a row..... :super:

  • Here in Greece, the situations in sports are complicated ..... At the beginning of the year passed a law for 5 foreigners coming from the European Union and for 4 if it is one of the rest of the world ... PAOK had a contract with Gomez who is from Venezuela and Shafranovich who is from Israel and he couldnt take 5 .... So my team decided to have 2 OH a setter and the diagonal ... It didnt work so they decided to bring Koumentakis GR OH from France and to take a foreign MB


    p.s The president of the league who voted this law comes from Olympiakos....
    p.s2The law was voted by all teams except PAOK but 5 foreigners have only Olympiakos ....
    p.s3 We will win the Champioship for a fourth time in a row..... :super:


    Thanks. This explanes a lot of things.

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:

  • May be it's off topic, but... Carambula said that Cester will play with him the beach volleyball world tour! Starting from zero!


    On the other hand, Beppe Cormio, Lube general manager, said they agreed with Enrico that he could play beach volleyball during the summer if free from the NT, but they thought he was talking about not professional beach volleyball (Italian Championship, simple 'funny' tournaments...).
    When they learned (apparently from a Carambula's post...) he decided to play the world tour and start a professional career they said they don't agree and will be intransigent about that, having Cester 2 years of contract with Lube.
    Cormio also added that in his opinion he deserves a spot in the NT for the WCh, BTW. And that the situation isn't the same as Van Gardener.