Artem Dzyuba boasts an international record even some of the greatest strikers around would give a right arm for.
In 37 games, the giant centre-forward has scored 21 goals for Russia. And if you thought he would never get any better after those barnstorming displays during the 2018 World Cup on home soil, think again. Dzyuba’s goal in Russia’s 2-1 win away at Scotland in Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier was his sixth in just five games over the last nine months.
And, according to Rianfan, scouts from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton and Crystal Palace were all in attendance at Hampden Park with a 31-year-old, 6ft 5ins centre-forward catching the eye.
So will Dzyuba be on his way to the Premier League for the first time when the transfer window opens in January? With eight goals or assists in just nine league games for Zenit St Petersburg at the start of the 2019/20 season, the late-blooming man-mountain certainly deserves a chance that he can thrive in a top European competition.
And a targetman who thrives when leading the line with his back to goal looks a perfect fit for Nuno Espírito Santo’s one-striker system at Wolves. Though Dzyuba clearly still has a long way to go if he wants to win over his potential new supporters at Molineux.
He’s a big unit— Vault Dweller (@MarioEnzo69) September 8, 2019
Not bad— Tyler crowson (@Tylercrowson2) September 8, 2019
As much as I love our progression as a club I do wonder. Haven’t we got any scouts in the U.K.? Surely there is talent here at home.— Michelle (@Michellehall07) September 9, 2019
31 years old. Wouldn’t have thought this would be a player we would go after. We didn’t go for Rondon cause of his age and he was younger.— Jo Gough (@goughy123456) September 8, 2019
Can he play CAM?— joey (@fatalmango) September 8, 2019
Griffiths to return?— Pilib Bricfeasta Esq., M.P. (@PsweepIrish) September 8, 2019
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