Oleksandr Zinchenko

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Birthplace, first steps, teams, and transfers

One of the most expensive transfers of the Ukrainian footballer was made in 2022 when Oleksandr Zinchenko left Manchester City and joined Arsenal for a fee of almost $40 million. And while this sum looks not so big for a recent football market, that is a notable achievement for the youngster, who joined Pep Guardiola’s team and competed with the world’s best and significantly increased his transfer value.

The story of Zinchenko’s success began on December 15, 1996. The future footballer was born in the small town called Radomyshl and fastly attracted the attention of scouts. Being only 14, Oleksandr joined one of the Ukrainian biggest clubs, Shakhtar Donetsk, and continued polishing his skills there. However, he didn’t feel that he could compete with expensive Brazilian players in the main team, so he left the club as a free transfer in 2015. Moreover, he was out of the active roster for half of a year, so he could even use the Betwinner registration bonus in India to earn some cash. In just a year, Manchester City agreed his transfer for only $2.2 million, and there were only a few fans who believed in Zinchenko’s success in Manchester.

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After a loan to PSV Eindhoven (not successful at all), he stayed in the main team and was regarded as the backup option in the position of left back, while his natural position was central/attacking midfielder. From year to year, Oleksandr became one of the guys who were ready to spend time on the bench but help the main squad if needed, independently of the position switch. So, in five years in the Citizens’ squad, he played 76 games, mainly used as the left back, although the team bought several expensive players for this position.

After winning many cups in the City’s squad, Zinchenko decided to leave the team and became the player on the main roster. Thus, Arsenal agreed to pay $38.5 million for the flexible and universal player, who had plenty of experience in Guardiola’s team.

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Stats, records, and jersey number

Being a reserve player, Oleksandr won enough titles in England. Thus, his collection already includes four EPL and League Cup titles and the oldest trophy in football - FA Cup. Also, he won two Supercups with the Citizens. Melbet BD login allows you to predict if he’ll win some trophies in the new club. Zinchenko is also regarded as one of the main players in the Ukraine national team, also winning the prize of the best Ukrainian player in 2019.

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Personal life: girlfriend, net worth, and non-football activity

After a few years of dating Vlada, Oleksandr married the girl who worked as a sports journalist on Ukrainian TV. It happened in 2020, and in a year, a couple of Zinchenko was praised by a girl. Now the family removed to London and has a net worth of about $5 million. Before the transfer to Arsenal, a midfielder earned about $1 million per year.

Latest news and rumors

There were plenty of rumors concerning Zinchekno in the summer of 2022. The footballer decided to change the club and play in the main squad, so the latest news before the move were about Oleksandr’s potential clubs. Just a month ago, the bet to win prediction was “Zinchenko will leave Man City.” In the nearest year, we’ll hardly expect any news boom concerning the footballer.

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