Czech stopper snubs Posh
Keeper Martin Lejsal has snubbed offers to move to Preston and Peterborough in favour of a move to Russia.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 22/01/11 1:05pm
Czech keeper Martin Lejsal has snubbed offers to move to Preston and Peterborough in favour of a move to Russia.
The former Reggina and Heerenveen stopper has been linked with a move to Middlesbrough in the past, yet now looks set to move to Russian side Rostov.
Peterborough have shown interest through former Preston manager Darren Ferguson, who is reportedly still interested in bringing the player to England.
The 28-year-old caught Ferguson's eye at Preston during a trial at the end of 2010, yet the free-agent feels a move to Russian will prove beneficial to his career.
"I have side-tracked these two offers [Preston and Petersborough] for the present," Lejsal told isport.blesk.cz
"[At Preston] they want to sell their first-choice goalkeeper so it is clear they would have him play so that he is in the spot-light.
"I don't think that I would be a worse keeper than him but know how it works in such cases. I would join them on a half-year loan to be an understudy but my priority is to be a regular.
"I want to play in a best possible league and the Russian one has been growing in prestige. When I was younger I did not prefer Russia but times have changed. Rostov have a high-quality squad and I certainly have a chance to gain ground there."