Five facts on reported Everton & Wolves target Artem Dzyuba

Yuri Zhirkov and Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrate after Stephen O'Donnell scores an own goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Scotland and Russia at Hampden Park on September 06,...

Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers's scouts were reportedly watching the same player over the international break - and it seems as though they left impressed.

Artem Dzyuba of Russia looks on during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Scotland and Russia at Hampden Park on September 06, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Both Everton and Wolves will have ambitions of breaking into the top-six this season after the latter pipped Marco Silva's side to a Europa League place last term. 

In order for them to compete, prove their worth and build a squad strong enough to ride the challenges that come their way, they'll need to be clever in the transfer market. 

Rianfan previously claimed that both clubs sent scouts to watch striker Artem Dzyuba in action for Russia, who beat helpless Scotland 2-1 during the international break - Artem netted during that game and both parties seemingly left impressed with what they saw.


The 31-year-old, who is entering the final year of his current deal, has bags of experience on his shoulders and could be a smart purchase for either club if they decide to push through for a deal for him when the window re-opens in January. 

Never played outside of Russia - During his career, Dzyuba has never played outside of his home country. He has represented clubs both in the second tier and top-tier. Spartak Moscow, FK Rostov, Tom Tomsk and Arsenal Tulsa are four of the five clubs he has played for. He currently plys his trade for Zenit St Petersburg. 

Going strong at Zenit - He has a healthy goalscoring record for Zenit, netting 56 goals and providing 41 assists in 148 appearances. This season, he has four goals to his name from eight matches as Sergei Semak's side sit joint second in the Premier Liga [transfermarkt]. They won the title last season. 

Roman Zobnin of FC Spartak Moscow and Artem Dzyuba of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg vie for the ball during the Russian Football League match between FC Spartak Moscow and FC Zenit Saint...

38 Russian Caps, 21 goals [transfermarkt]It is perhaps on the international stage where Dzyuba has been impressing the most. As mentioned, he netted during that win against the Scots. The Russian's are sitting second in Group I - three points behind Belgium as they are well on their way to booking their spot for next summer's European championships. But another impressive aspect of Dzyuba's game is that he scored three goals for Russia when they hosted the previous World Cup.  

2018 Russian POTY - From an individual standpoint, Dzyuba was named Russia's Player of the Year in 2018, and if he continues in his current ways then he could be adding another one to his name. 

Won five trophies - Dzyuba has also won five trophies during his career - From helping Zenit win the Premier Liga last season to being a Russian Cup winner with Rostov. 

Zenit St Petersburg's Artyom Dzyuba (L) and Akhmat Grozny's Yevgeny Kharin (C) and Wilker Angel (R) during the 2019

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