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FC Levadia

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Arrivals
Artjom Artjunin
(CB, EST - FC Brasov, ROM)
Igor Subbotin (FW/RMF, EST - Mlada Boleslav, CZE)
Tarmo Kink (FW/RMF, EST - Inverness CTFC, SCO)

Departures
Artur Rättel
(FW, EST - on loan to Paide Linnameeskond)
Aleksei Shirokov (GK, RUS - free agent)
Ivan Pecha (DF, SVK - free agent)


Transfer news

From Christmas to Summer, Shirokov lasted less than one year at Levadia (FC Levadia Facebook)

From Christmas to Summer, Shirokov lasted less than one year at Levadia (FC Levadia Facebook)

16.07.2015 - Just half a season for Aleksei Shirokov and Ivan Pecha, two of the many new signings of the winter transfer window.
The goalkeeper with a past at Lokomotiv Moscow has collected barely 90' in Premium Liiga (to be added to 90' in the Supercup final against Santos Tartu and to the 44' minutes in the Estonian Cup tie against an amateur team in June). After Sergei Pareiko joined the club on deadline day in March, his role was mainly of a substitute. Marko Kristal preferred Priit Pikker to him in both legs of UEFA Champions League against Crusaders FC.
Shirokov leaves also after collecting minutes with the double team in Esiliiga (second tier).
Ivan Pecha was welcome in Estonia as the first player with 'Champions League experience' (read our interview with him here). With Levadia failing to qualify onto the next round of Champions League, the club assumingly decided to cut on foreigners salary. The choice fell on the Slovak player with past experiences in Romania and Latvia. He probably never convinced Kristal in full, however he collected 15 games (most as a start) and 1177 minutes (source: Premium Liiga official website).

Tarmo Kink (left) with Levadia's captain and topscorer, Ingemar Teever (Levadia FC Facebook)

Tarmo Kink (left) with Levadia's captain and topscorer, Ingemar Teever (Levadia FC Facebook)

09.07.2015 - As anticipated by Rumori in June (check below), Tarmo Kink is a Levadia player. The club made it official in the past days. A painkiller after the painful elimination from the Champions League.

It didn't last long, did it?

It didn't last long, did it?

 


16.06.2015 - Several sources of Rumori have confirmed that Levadia are very close to sign back, after 6 years, Tarmo Kink.

Kink signed with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC back in Winter after a short trial. The club qualified to the Europa League thanks to the cup route as they won the Scottish Cup final.
Tarmo did not collect many appearances in the Highlands: 112 minutes in the Scottish Premier League and 11 minutes in the Scottish Cup, enough to add the trophy in his cabinet.

The announcement by Levadia shall be given in next days. We tried to contact Tarmo's agent in Scotland for a confirmation that he will not continue at Inverness and will come back to Estonia, but we have not received a reply.

Levadia have been the most active club in the transfer market so far trying to strenghten the squad both for the Champions League preliminaries and the title race.

Subbotin in action with Mlada in winter break preparation. He will help Levadia until the end of the season both at home and in Europe.

Subbotin in action with Mlada in winter break preparation. He will help Levadia until the end of the season both at home and in Europe.

07.06.2015 - It will be made official during the upcoming week, however, Rumori is already able to anticipate you what we hypotized yesterday, thanks to our sources: Igor Subbotin will sign until the end of the Estonian Premium Liiga season with Levadia.

Subbotin has cut loose from Mlada Boleslav by cancelling the 2,5-year contract signed in January.

The attacking midfielder who scored 32 goals (4 short of the topscorer, Evgeni Kabaev) exploiting the striker's position Kristal gave him in 2014, moved to Mlada during the winter however he never managed to earn the gaffer's confidence and was put away to play with the U-21 team (he is 24).

Notwithstanding his confidence, he was confident his time was coming in a lenghty interview with Rumori, he never managed to break through until the end of the season.

Levadia can count a precious comeback signing in their fight for defending the title and trying to advance as far as possible in Europe (Champions League).

Igor Subbotin (center) at the poker table together with Artjom Artjunin (left).

Igor Subbotin (center) at the poker table together with Artjom Artjunin (left).

06.06.2015 - Is also Igor Subbotin likely to join Levadia back for the Summer? Meanwhile the former Levadia striker has been spending time with his old teammates at a sponsor event held to celebrate coach Marko Kristal birthday (see picture from Levadia's Facebook page).