It became known how Zenit was ahead of Spartak in the fight for defender Strahinja Erakovich.
Earlier it was reported that the 22-year-old defender agreed contract with Spartak, but Red Star canceled deal. Erakovic will sign a contract with Zenit this week.
According to insider Ivan Karpov, Zenit took advantage of the priority right to sign Erakovic, which they had in the event of an offer to Red Star. “Zenith” was interested Serbian last summer.
St. Petersburg repeated the offer of Spartak, but the Moscow club did not want to bargain and refused the deal.
It is reported that Spartak is shocked by the outcome of the negotiations. In the current transfer window, the red-whites will consider other options for strengthening defense.
Detailed statistics of Strahini Erakovic is available Here.