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Russian playmaker Arshavin's dream team: Barcelona
by Joe Addison, June 25th, 2008 7AM
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[TRANSFER TALK] Andrei Arshavin is the emerging star of Euro 2008. After missing out on Russia's first two group games because of suspension, the baby-faced midfielder scored one and set up another in each of his country's games against Sweden and the Netherlands. His performances won him UEFA's Man of the Match award in both matches.

The 27-year-old Russian has spent his entire career at his hometown club, Zenit St. Petersburg, which won the 2008 UEFA Cup, but he's recently made clear his desire to move abroad for his club soccer

Top European clubs are noticing. Arsenal, Inter Milan, and Schalke 04 are just a few of the team who are jockeying for Arshavin's signature.

All of them might be fighting a losing battle however. In a recent interview with euro2008.com, Arshavin favored a move to Spain. The gifted Russian said, "I know I have offers from England and Germany but what I would really like is to play in La Liga, in the first division. It is a championship I have always followed. I like the soccer which is played there."

Arshavin zeroed in on a possible move to Catalan club Barcelona, explaining, ""I have supported [them] all my life. Barcelona is my dream."

For now, Arshavin has no official offers from Spain. Russia's Euro 2008 semifinal Thursday against Spain, however, could be the perfect tryout, and Arshavin could very well be playing against some of his future teammates at Barcelona.

 



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