Defender Viktor Kryshanov decided to continue his career in Lokomotiv Moscow. Loko’s head coach Ilya Leonov revealed the secret to BSRussia .
“We were interested in this transfer even before the last season, but then he chose Spartak Moscow, where he was able to reunite with his brother Nikolai. Now both Kryshanov brothers will play together for Lokomotiv. They are experienced players who played for the Russian national team For us this is definitely a good deal. Later we will announce two or three more Russian newcomers.
I would not say that Lokomotiv sees Vitya Kryshanov as a replacement for Anton Shkarin. In any case, we wanted to have this player with us, even if Anton had remained in Lokomotiv. Let’s talk about the role of Victor in the game somewhere closer to the middle of the season. Of course, Shkarin was a very important player for Lokomotiv. He had a huge role in our set pieces. We hope that Victor will gradually be able to take over these functions, " - Leonov said to BSRussia correspondent Alexey Adamov.
30-year-old defender played for Spartak Moscow last season, with whom he became bronze medalist of the Superleague. In 2017, Victor took third place in the Russian Championship with CSKA, and a year earlier he won Superleague silver medals with Zolotoy.