2020/2021 Transfers News, Rumors & Discussion

  • According to Gian Luca Pasini's website, Tsvetan Sokolov already signed up with Dinamo Moscow.

    Stephan Maar is going to leave the club after the season and Sokolov will be paired with Deroo as foreigners in Moscow.

    Too bad Sokolov didn't sign with Lokomotiv, as it was reported he was offered a huge contract. Moscow could have re-signed Sander, as he was originally to play for them before the injury. I still hope Ngapeth stays in Kazan.

  • New rumours:


    Kovacevic to Piacenza or Russia

    Nimir to Trento


    Giannelli is also being sought after by Perugia but his buyout is like a million euro so I guess they'll have to wait fot his contract to run out before they pursue him after resigning Leon and Atanasijevic.

    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

  • Too bad Sokolov didn't sign with Lokomotiv, as it was reported he was offered a huge contract. Moscow could have re-signed Sander, as he was originally to play for them before the injury. I still hope Ngapeth stays in Kazan.

    Both Dinamo and Lokomotiv are about to face the very same problem - aging opposite-spikers (Lokomotiv is indeed in worse situation because both Bakun and Kruglov are 1985). If the rumour is true, Moscow surely paid Sokolov more but what I think is also true - Lokomotiv is pleased with having Drzyzga-Ivović as foreign players.


    Well, this season more than ever is hard to predict which clubs from Russia are going to play in Champions Leauge next season, so I think clubs like Dynamo, Fakel, Kuzbass or Lokomotiv, which have a real chance to play in CL but you never know if Zenits aren't going to come back to their form in playoffs, are rather cautious when it comes to spending money for next season squads.


    Let's hope Taylor Sander doesn't decide to "take a break" after the injury and go play somewhere in Asia or Brazil/Argentina to build his form. He's also aging and I feel like he still has something to do in European club volleyball.


    By the way, are playoffs in Russia played by 1-8 or 1-4 standings?

  • Teams ranked from 1st to 8th will play in QF. Then, if teams manage to win 1 match each (home and away match), golden set will be played to determine the winner

    Then indeed, almost anything can happen in Russian leauge this season. I imagine Zenit Kazan will take a spot on a podium and guarantee the place in next CL edition but the other places? Lokomotiv, Dynamo, Kuzbass, Fakel, Zenit St. Petersburg? I have no idea, how it all ends up.


    That's why most of the teams will look for new players when they finally find out what they are playing for in next season, might be a few late transfers in Russia this year, then.