Villarreal signs a future in Russia with the arrival of the young winger, Nikita Iosivov. The Lokomotiv footballer, whose arrival at the La Plana club had been on track for several months, will soon sign his contract with the yellow team for the next five seasons after finalizing his commitment with his current team. The footballer will reinforce the Castellón subsidiary although the intention of the yellow team is that it enters regularly in the dynamics of the first team. Even that he made the preseason under Unai Emery in the company of several other players from the subsidiary.
Iosifov, considered the most talented footballer to emerge in recent seasons from the quarry of the Moscow team, has recently turned 20 and this season he has played six games with the first team. Even debuted in the Champions League, but an untimely injury cut his progression in the best moment. That, coupled with the fact of not wanting to renew his contract, separated him from the first team. His arrival occurs, therefore, as a free footballer, so Villarreal will not have to pay any transfer for the player. The yellows are ahead, in this way, to several important groups of Russia and the continent that closely followed their evolution.
A skillful and fast winger, his arrival in Spanish football has given his country something to talk about. Dmitry Cheryshev, former league and father of current Valencia and former Villarreal player Dennis Cheryshev, considers it great news for his country’s football: “Firstly he comes to a club with a great name and secondly he will prove himself in a strong championship. If he succeeds and proves his worth, then for him this is a great step forward. I am even pleasantly surprised that Spanish clubs once again paid attention to our Russian footballers, “said Cheryshev on Match Tv.
Praise to the player
Villarreal’s reports on the footballer are excellent and they consider that he has qualities to arrive and succeed in the first team. In the same way, those who know the player have not hesitated to praise his virtues. The former president of the Moscow club, Nikolai Naumov, recently assured that the player has the conditions to become “out of the ordinary”: “Iosifov is a strong footballer, I saw him when he was still playing in the youth team. He has good conditions and if everything goes well, then he can become an outstanding soccer player. He is young and it is difficult to know if he will succeed, but his data is excellent: good dribbling, speed and very good vision of the game. “
For his part, for the former quarry director of the Lokomotiv academy, Vladimir Kuzmichev, the new yellow footballer is better than the Georgian, Khvicha, with whom he coincided in the lower ranks of the club. It should be remembered that Khvicha, Rubin player and revelation in Russia, is followed by teams like Inter, Dortmund or Juve, and that recently he became a headache for the Spanish defense in the friendly that both teams played months ago: “I saw Khvicha in the lower ranks and I saw Iosivov. And I can say that Nikita is not worse, even faster in dribbling and with more speed. It is a mistake for Lokomotiv to let him escape, “he assured the Championnat media.