St. Petersburg football club “Zenit” is ready to double the salary of his midfielder Axel will Wisely in order to keep the Belgian in its ranks, claims Italian publication Tuttosport.
It is reported that the head coach pitertsev Mircea Lucescu had a meeting with a 27-year Legionnaire and offered to prolong the contract on more favorable terms.
A player who even in the summer, had intended to move to the Italian Juventus, took the time to think. However, the Turin club are sure that Witsel will join him either in January or in June, when the term of his current contract.
In St. Petersburg feared that the midfielder, who in 2012 spent EUR 40 million, will leave the team without any compensation – rights free agent. In August, Zenit have blocked the Witsel transfer to Juventus.