Spartak eyeing Movsisyan

Spartak Moscow are interested in signing Armenian-American striker Yura Movsisyan but a rumored move is not imminent, his coach at current club FC Krasnodar told R-Sport on Wednesday.

Nine goals in 13 league games this season have won the former Major League Soccer star plaudits across Russia.

“There’s interest in Yura from several clubs including Spartak but he’s not going anywhere now,” Krasnodar coach Slavoljub Muslin said.

“Yes, he went to Moscow for a medical examination, but that was linked to his injured heel, because of which he’s missed several games, and not an alleged transfer to Spartak.”

Muslin said Movsisyan was “our leader” at Krasnodar and losing him would be a “serious blow,” but conceded the team would eventually have to let him move on to bigger things.

“We understand that Yura has ambition, that he would like to play for teams who are fighting for places in the Europa League and the Champions League, plus other teams can offer him a significant higher wage,” he said.

“At the moment, Yura is aKrasnodarplayer. If offers for him appear, we will obviously give them consideration.”

Movsisyan declined to comment on the transfer rumors when contacted by R-Sport.

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