Monday Jun 06, 2016. 20:44
A CSKA Moscow chief has cast doubts over Aaron Samuel’s proposed three-year deal with the Russian champions after it was known the striker will be out for up to seven months following a knee surgery.
The Nigeria striker was expected to sign a three-year contract with the Russian army club at the end of his loan spell, but he suffered a lateral cruciate ligament injury, which will now keep him out of action till the early part of next year.
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And reacting to the development, CSKA Moscow chief Roman Babayev admitted that the “situation is difficult”, and they are yet to discuss with Samuel’s agent since the surgery.
“We have not even talked to the agent of Olanare (Samuel),” Babayev was quoted on sport-express.ru
“The operation took place at the end of last week. Unfortunately, it confirmed the initial diagnosis, damaged front and lateral cruciate ligament.
“In fact, 6-7 months - the minimum recovery time. In fact, he had two operations. The situation is difficult. Let’s sit down, let’s talk with the agent.
“We are upset. But this is football - nothing can be done. Not yet ready to announce a decision.”
The 22-year-old Samuel spent the latter part of the last season on loan at the Russian giants from Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.
By Chris Oguguo