The general manager of Spartak revealed that the transfer of Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez was already almost agreed when everything was called off after the murder of Daria Dugina
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Yevgeny Melezhikov, general director of Spartak
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General director of “Spartak” Evgeny Melezhikov told “RBK Sport” that the transfer of the Spanish defender “Marseille” Alvaro Gonzalez failed in the summer transfer window due to the murder of Daria Dugina.
“Everything was going well with Alvaro, he was not against the transfer, but his priority was “Valencia” – and everything was delayed. When the Spaniards refused him, we began to concretize the deal, agreed on everything, selected the tickets, but then tragic events happened in Moscow, which affected his decisions, which affected his decision. This is a terrorist attack, as a result of which Daria Dugina died,” Melezhikov said.
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As a result, “Spartak” later signed the former “Zenit” defender, the Slovenian Miha Mevlja.
Darya Dugina, the daughter of the philosopher Alexander Dugin, died in the evening of August 20 in a car explosion while returning from the “Tradition” festival in the suburbs of Moscow. Two days later, the FSB named Natalya Vouk as the perpetrator of the murder, and accused the Ukrainian special services of the preparation.