Karpin rubbishes Glushakov’s rumours and urges Spartak to end psychological problems – Football News
Spartak Moscow’s head coach, Valery Karpin, has denied the rumours linking the Russian Premier League club with Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder, Denis Glushakov, after saying that the Myaso needs to overcome psychological
problems before signing new players.
The Moscow-based club have heavily been linked with Glushakov during the upcoming summer transfer window. It was earlier reported that Spartak are set to snatch the 26-year-old midfielder under the nose of Anzhi
Makhachkala and Zenit St. Petersburg respectively.
The St. Petersburg club were the front runners to sign the defensive mid until last season after Glushakov publically expressed a desire to play at Petrovsky stadium. However, things have changed and the former
Nika Moscow man wants a move to Moscow.
It was reported that the negotiations between the two clubs regarding the sale and purchase of the established yet quality midfielder have been successful and Lokomotiv have reportedly accepted an eight million
Euros transfer fee for their prized asset.
Karpin went on to tell that he would like to add Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso and FC Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets into his squad. However, he quickly admitted that sometimes it is not always possible to sign a player
you want due to a couple of reasons.
“Who said Spartak is interested in him? I don’t think we have made any offer regarding Glushakov. I like Glushakov just the way I like Alonso and Busquets but I do not think it’s going to happen in the near future,”
The former Real Sociedad man was quoted as saying.
Karpin stressed that Spartak needs to overcome their psychological problems first before starting any thinking over summer transfer targets. The 44-year-old urged his side to alter the situation if they are to
win silverware next season.
“Going out on the field against CSKA, Anzhi, Terek and Lokomotiv, they know what to do, but against weaker opponents, with all due respect to them, - they lose their skills. So, the problem is in psychology,”
Spartak finished fourth on the league table with 51 points. They are a place above in the standings with fifth placed Kuban Krasnodar due to goal difference.