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Premium Liiga transfer window - Summer 2014

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Last update - 12th of August 2014
Last update - 28th of July 2014



With Flora not engaged in European tasks to accomplish and the club policy leaned inwards to grow the academy talent, Flora are quite unlikely to import any players from elsewhere. Will Karol Mets finally manage to settle abroad after the trials last summer and the fallen through chance to move to Brescia (ITA)?

Marko Meerits has left Vitesse Arnhem (HOL) and declared he will try to find something elsewhere than Holland. Quite hard for a goalkeeper who has been stopped by injuries. The provisional return to Flora might be an option. 






As the European dream faded away, FC Infonet have a sufficient squad to continue the season until the bottom. The academy offers plenty of choice. Players out on loan might be an option. 

The only signing of the club is Albert Taar. Previously in Poland, he had been a free agent since end of June. After a failed trial in Norway, he decided to join forces with Infonet having spent time training with them.

Albert Taar (MF, EST, free agent)




For an amateur side with no substantial club finances to support a transfer window, Kalev might pick in the youth team or get some free loans from the big ones. Vital not to lose quality players (Omanidze, Belov) however they might receive better offers. 

EXCLUSIVE! Now it's official: Aleksei Belov leaves Kalev to join FSV Union Fürstenwald. The player has signed a 1-year contract after what seems to have been a successful trial in Germany. Not the same destiny for Lasha Omanidze who returns to Tallinn. In the below picture, Belov with his new team posing for the squad picture (third from right, bottom row)

Levadia loans Nikita Brolin from their double team, a 1995-born central midfielder.

Also defender, 22-year-old, Aleksei Larin joins the Tallinn's club from Kohtla-Järve JK Järve

Sillamäe loaned Russian goalkeeper, Artem Levizi

Lauri Välja has also left the club to join MC Tallinn. He still belongs to Levadia.

Ragnar Rump, Sten Teino and Henry Niinlaub have left the club to play beach soccer in local top-flight 'R.Peugeout' same club were former Nõmme Kalju Mikk Haavistu plays.

Artem Levizi (DF, RUS, on loan from Sillamäe)
Nikita Brolin (MF, EST, on loan from Levadia II)
Aleksei Larin (DF, EST, Kohtla-Järve JK Järve)

Alekseri Belov (FW, EST, FSV Union Fürstenwald - GER)
Ragnar Rump (DF, EST, local beach soccer)
Sten Teino (MF, EST, local beach soccer)
Henry Niinlaub (MF, EST, local beach soccer and 4th tier club MC Tallinn)
Lauri Välja (MF, EST, 4th tier club MC Tallinn)



With the European campaign approaching, Kalju might well think about bringing in a striker to spare Neemelo and give Quintieri the time to get back into the business after the lenghty injury. However it will not be easy to find one. Voskoboinikov is out on loan in China.

Hindrek Ojamaa goes to Tammeka until the end of season 2014.

After few months in Romania at FC Botosani, Eino Puri returns to Kalju and signs a contract for 1,5 years. Not really positive his experience at the Romanian club as he got very little playing time.

Double team youngster, Erik Listmann, has signed a 4-year contract with the club.

Former Estonian international (22 caps) Jarmo Ahjupera, leaves Hungarian club Györ ETO to join Nõmme Kalju. 'Since Tarmo Neemelo will be injured for two months' declared Kalju's sport director, Sergei Terehhov 'we needed a player with similar features and Jarmo suits as very well'. He won't be available in the Europa League tie against Fram Reykjavik having the UEFA lists already been forwarded. If Kalju will pass the leg, he will certainly be fielded against Lech Poznan.

Can Kimbaloula leave Kalju? The possibility has been shadowed by Congo media 'ADIAC' in reporting the news about the European draws for Congo internationals playing in Europe: 'Allan Kimbaloula hopes to leave his current club in the next weeks and join an higher league'. The same ADIAC, however, gives for granted that he might still play the European ties against Fram Reykjavik. According to RdS sources, interest for Kimbaloula has been shown from France and Belgium.

Felipe Nunes,
Nõmme Kalju Brazilian idol in past years (he joined the club in 2008 and then left for Levadia in 2010) is a Kalju player again as anticipated last week by 'Rumori'.
He will be registered after the Midsummer break and shall be employed also in the Europa League qualifiers.
Nunes is still in the hearts of Kalju fans. He was Kalju topscorer in 2009 with 20 goals coming behind Premium Liiga topscorer, Vitali Gussev (26).

Adis Hadzanovic, Bosnian midfielder, will also be back at the club after the loan to Yemeni club, Sana'a Al-Ahli, which was full of satisfaction for the young player.

Bosnian player, Novo Papaz, was barely used. After a single appearance in Premium Liiga (Kalju vs. FC Infonet 1-0 and good mark in our evaluation) offering a positive 15-minute performance, he dropped in the double team.
He has left the club and he is looking for a new one as his contract was ending on the 1st of July.

Finally, after some problems with his previous contract, Kalju will be able to sign Nicolas Galpin 'defenseur lateral gauche a vocation offensive' as his website describes him (left offensive full-back in French). Nicolas was already testing with Kalju in Winter and was spot at Kadriorg in the game against Paide.

Eino Puri
(MF, EST, FC Botosani - ROM)
Nicolas Galpin (DF, FRA, Amiens SC - FRA)
Felipe Nunes (FW, BRA, free agent)
Adis Hadzanovic (MF, BIH, back from loan to Sana'a Al-Ahli - YEM)
Jarmo Ahjupera (FW, EST, Györ ETO - HUN)

Novo Papaz (MF, BIH, free agent)
Hindrek Ojamaa (DF, EST, Tammeka Tartu)



A striker and a central defender. Levadia's targets are the clearest of Premium Liiga. They will not have plenty of time to test and decide as, after the Midsummer's break, they will start to prepare mentally for the Champions League preliminaries.
The week before Midsummer could be the decisive one for testing players.

Additionally, they might also want to sign a left flanker in order to give a chance to El-Hussieny to play as trequartista in a different formation (4-2-3-1) to have more flexibility during the European ties.

An experimental solution Levadia have tried as confirmed by El-Hussieny himself in an interview to 'Rumori' : '
We did try and I actually must say I find it more interesting for me. Marko (Kristal, Levadia's coach - edit) himself is convinced that I would perform better in this position.'

Following suspicions over involvement of left full-back Aleksandr Kulinits, FC Levadia have decided to terminate the contract as announced on the club's website.

Estonian international, Aleksandr Dmitrijev, re-joins Levadia after being a free agent for more than half a year. The defensive midfielder has failed to find a club abroad following several physical problems he suffered in the past month. 

Finally Levadia have signed the striker they were looking for. He is not foreigner but he is fully Estonian and coming from second-tier side, Pärnu Linnameeskond: Kristen Saarts, the seasonal topscorer so far in Esiliiga. 1994-born, Kristen is only 19 

Jan Penic is the answer to Levadia's exigencies on the left flank. The young (22 years old) left flanker was announced by Levadia on their website. He comes from TSV 1860 Rosenheim (Regionalliga, 4th tier of German football system) and he is a Croatian national. He could already be fielded in the game against Narva Trans ahead of the Champions League challenge with Sparta Prague.

He never really convinced Marko Kristal for a regular role in the starting XI, not even after Jahhimovitś suspension. With the arrival of Toni Tipuric (see below) there was not space any longer for Ukrainian Oleksandr Volchkov who was sent on loan to Lokomotiv Jõhvi.

Arsenij Buinickij already left in Spring to go playing in Iceland.
Alexei Jahhimovitś is not usable due to suspension for matchfixing.

According to RdS sources confirmed later by the club, Levadia have signed a central defender from Bosnia who last season played in Austria. 'Rumori' contacted Levadia to get confirmation about this news. 'He was born in Sarajevo' confirmed Levadia press officer Indrek Petersoo 'however I am not quite sure if he's got that citizeship. He's certainly Austrian as he moved there with his family. However, last season, he played in Germany'
We're talking about Toni Tipuric reaching the 2013 Champions from Sportfreunde Siegen (Regionaliiga West, 4th tier). The club is completing all the paperwork to register Tipuric and make sure he can take part to the Champions League first qualifier (draw on Monday the 23rd of June) as he has been already included in the UEFA list.

Levadia are now left to find a striker.

Dmitri Kruglov, after a short spell in Baku, has rejoined forces with Levadia and is already registed at the club.

Aleksandr Dmitrjev
(MF, EST, free agent)
Kristen Saarts (FW, EST, Pärnu Linnameeskond)
Toni Tipuric (DF, AUS, Sportfreunde Siegen, GER)
Dmitri Kruglov (DF, EST, Ravan Baku, AZE)
Jan Penic (MF, CRO, TSV 1860 Rosenheim, GER)

Aleksandr Kulinitś
(DF, EST, free agent)
Arsenij Buinickij (FW, LTU, KA Akureyri - ISL)
Alexei Jahhimovits (DF, EST, suspended until 31st of December 2014)
Oleksandr Volchkov (DF, UKR, on loan to Lokomotiv Jõhvi)



Lokomotiv has no finance to support a transfer window. Most of the movements will be internal with the club pumping players from the double team (JK Kohtla Järve). 

Ebah testing at Loko from next week, after Midsummer (

Ebah testing at Loko from next week, after Midsummer (

An old Sillamäe acquaintance, Aleksandr Nikulin, returns from St.Peterburg to join Loko. He has already played a game (3-3 against Tammeka) and scored one of the three goals.

Svjatoslav Jakovlev leaves Loko to move to Narva Trans

For three players leaving (Svjatoslav Jakovlev, Vitaly Kutuzov and Valery Kurlõtskin) one coming: Dmitri Jegorov on loan from Levadia double team.

Kutuzov back to Narva Trans, Kurlõtskin to FC Puuma in Esiliiga

The only way for Lokomotiv to acquire new players is through the loans. Levadia have forwarded Ukrainian defender, Oleksandr Volchkov, to Eastern Estonia as we can learn from Levadia official webpage.

Another loan comes from Sillamäe as we learn from Premium Liiga official page where Oleksii Lazebnyi, another Ukrainian, is registered with the newly promoted.

Maxime Mboungo is a free agent since his contract with Loko reached the deadline. He's actively looking for a club in Estonia.

Bogdans Nesterenko left the club following his father being sacked from the coach position.

The club has tested the 22-year-old player from Cameroon, Yannick Jacques Nzie Ebah reported local media Sekundomer . The young African player trained with the club on the 25th, just after Midsummer and stayed on trial for a week. 

After also the second coach left the club (Aleksei Tihhomirov) the squad is directed by assistant coach Andrei Śkaleta.

Aleksandr Nikulin
(FW, RUS, Peterburg)
Dmitri Jegorov (MF, EST, Levadia II)
Oleksandr Volchkov (DF, UKR, Levadia)
Oleksii Lazebnyi (MF, UKR, Sillamäe)

Valeri Kurlõtśkin
(DF, EST, FC Puuma)
Vitaly Kutuzov (MF, RUS, Narva Trans)
Maxime Mboungou (MF, CGO, free agent)
Bogdans Nesterenko (DF, LVA, free agent)
Svjatoslav Jakovlev (FW, EST, Narva Trans)



Paide should bring in a striker since Elar Valmas, Aleksandr Vassiljev and Marten Mütt have all collected few appearances as it seems they have not convinced Meelis Rooba at all.

Karl Tubarik
 former Paide captain and retired in winter, returned to the club. Albeit he is not appearing yet in the list of registered players, he was summoned to travel to Paide with the rest of the squad for the game against Sillamäe (check above tweet on the right from the club's account) and he was fielded in the starting XI.

Rauno Tutk returns to Tammeka.

18-year-old midfielder, Silver Kruusalu, on loan to Paide from FC Flora third team.

Markus Holst is not part of the squad anymore. The player is abroad due to study reasons.

Atie' Said has already left the club in Spring.

Elari Valmas leaves the club just after few months to return to his previous team, FC Kuressaare (now in Esiliiga, secont tier). 'Ellu' declared to FC Kuressaare website he is anyway happy with his short spell in Central Estonia notwithstanding the few appearances collected.

Silver Kruusalu (MF, EST, FC Flora III)

Atie Said (FW, SWE, free agent)
Elari Valmas (FW, EST, Kuressaare)
Markus Holst (MF, EST, abroad for study reasons)
Rauno Tutk (DF, EST, Tammeka Tartu)


Murikhin in Krylya Sovetov Samara training clothes

Murikhin in Krylya Sovetov Samara training clothes



Sillamäe do not seem to suffer from Zahovaiko absence since the likes of Kabaev, Kvasov, Murikhin and the talented Ratnikov are doing the job greatly. However, with Sillamäe back in Europe after 4 years, back-up will be needed.

Prodigal son, Aleksandr Dubõkin, returns to Sillamäe after a short stint in Armenia)

Goalkeeper Artem Levizi was sent on loan to Kalev.

Sillamäe have signed 23-year-old Ukrainian midfielder, Kyrylo Silich. The player comes from FK Odessa (UKR) a club of Persha Liha, the second tier of the Ukrainian pyramid. He made his debut in the 2-1 win against FC Honka Espoo (FIN) of the Europa League first qualifier.

Ukrainian midfielder, Oleksii Lazebnyi, has been sent on loan to Lokomotiv Jõhvi.

Stanislav Murikhin returned from test at Krylya Sovetov Samara (RUS) however it looks like no contract was offered to him. The player was in the starting XI of the Europa League game against FC Honka Espoo.

Sillamäe has already fielded Igor Cheminava, the Zenit academy defender who could not start the season at Sillamäe for a transfer problem, in the game against Levadia lost 2-0. Coach Vadim Dobizha said he was satisfied with his performance, however Cheminava is evidently behind form.

Maksim Paponov is unusable due to the suspension for matchfixing. Reason that pushed the Eastern Estonia club to sign Micha, Spanish midfielder coming from Deportiva Minera (Spanish Tercera Division fourth tier of  the Iberic pyramid).
Micha announced his transfer to Sillamäe on his Twitter account (@micha_vera)

Aleksandr Dubõkin
(MF, EST, Ararat Yerevan - ARM)
Igor Cheminava (DF, RUS, Zenit St. Petersburg - RUS)
Micha (MF, SPA, Deportivo Minera - SPA)
Kyrylo Silich (MF, UKR, FK Odessa - UKR)

Maksim Paponov (MF, EST, suspended until the 31st of December 2014)
Oleksii Lazebnyi (MF, UKR, on loan to Lokomotiv Jõhvi)
Artem Levizi (GK, RUS, on loan to Kalev)



Tammeka are voluntarily looking for local talent as they cannot afford to offer a professional contract. The long list of injuries might bring them to sign some unknown players from lower leagues.

Hindrek Ojamaa leaves Kalju to join Tammeka together with Rauno Tutk going back to Tartu after one year in Paide.

Mihail Gutak joins also Tartu's club from Jõgeva SK. He was grown at Tammeka before settling elsewhere.

Mario Tikerberi (22-year-old striker) moves to the Tartu club from youth club Noorus-96 SK

Tanel Joosep, former Tammeka youth product, joined the club. He is a full-back.

Martin Hurt (brother of Norbert, the Flora coach) is training with the team and might join soon. He won an Estonian Cup with Flora in 2007-08

Reio Laabus leaves Tartu: destination VfR Neumunster, the squad coached by Uwe Erkenbrecher playing in Regionaliga Nord

Hindrek Ojamaa
(DF, EST, Nõmme Kalju)
Rauno Tutk (DF, EST, Paide Linnameeskond)
Mihail Gutak (DF, EST, Jõgeva SK)
Mario Tikerberi (FW, EST, Noorus-96 SK)
Tanel Joosep (DF, EST, - )
Martin Hurt (DF, EST, - )

Reio Laabus (MF, EST, VfR Neumunster - GER)



A striker and nothing else. This is all Narva needs as Bondarenko stressed several times before being sacked. Whether it will come from across the border or not it will depends on the offers. Youth on loan from Tallinn's clubs are an unlikely option.
Alksander Elisenook was sent back to Russia after his unconvincing performances who left the previous skipper unimpressed.

Another signing from Russia: Zenit-grown and 1991 born, Andrei Ornat (a right wing) joins the club.

From left clockwise: Osipov, Kutuzo, Jakovlev and Epifanov

From left clockwise: Osipov, Kutuzo, Jakovlev and Epifanov

It looks like since Bondarenko is gone, also the cohesion inside the changing room (or the regime reigning) is gone. as two important players like Sergei Lepmets and Sergeijs Misins left the club. The former moved to Finland at FC Hämeenlinna (Kakkonen, Finnish third tier).

Another Zenit Academy player comes to Estonia: Ignat Epifanov, 21-year-old midfielder.

Vitaly Kutuzov returns to Narva after being loaned to Lokomotiv.

Free agent Russian midfielder 1991-born, Ilia Osipov, was signed by Narva and already debuted in the 7-0 loss against Levadia.

Siim Tenno is not a Narva Trans player anymore. Tenno moved to VfR Neumunster, Regionaliga Nord club the same club where Uwe Erkenbrecher is the head coach.

After being sacked by Trans, coach Valeri Bondarenko was hired by Esiliiga side, Rakvere Tarvas. The second-tier side has been playing the play-offs for entering Premium Liiga for two seasons in a row already (2012 against Kalev and 2013 against Tammeka). The squad is directed by assistant coach Aleksei Jagudin.

Andrei Ornat
(MF, RUS, Prialit Reutov - RUS)
Ignat Epifanov (MF, RUS, Zenit Academy)
Ilia Osipov (MF, RUS, free agent)
Vitaly Kutuzov (MF, EST, Lokomotiv Jõhvi)
Svjatoslav Jakovlev (FW, EST, Lokomotiv Jõhvi)

Sergei Lepmets
(GK, EST, FC Hämeenlinna)
Sergejs Miśinś (MF, LVA, free agent)

Aleksandr Elisenook (FW, RUS, FK Piter - RUS)
Siim Tenno (MF, EST, VfR Neumunster - GER)