The transfer window for 2018 may have just opened up the hottest star as it is rumored that Wilfredo Leon could receive a large offer from Italian League’s Sir Safety Conad Perugia.
Being deemed one of the best volleyball players in the world, Leon would be the steal of the year if he were to leave Russia’s Zenit Kazan mid-season. With Kazan, Leon is crushing it, having just put down 29 points for the squad in their four-set win over Yenisei. However, Leon has experienced some discomfort in his elbow, to with he is conserving his playing time in the 2018 Champions League by sitting out of the team’s match against Spacer Toulouse VB.
Zenit Kazan sits in a tie for first place in the Russian League with Belogorie. The move to Italy’s Perugia would leave him in the hands of a strong squad that sits in second place in a tough Italian league behind Cucine Lube Civitanova. Leon would be in the presence of Aaron Russell and Aleksandar Atanasijevic should he transfer to Sir Safety. The team’s only loss has come to Cucine Lube Civitanova in Round nine of play with the two set to compete in the first leg of the fourth round in the Champions League. The match is considered the “Match of the Week” in the CEV due to the two squads rematching in the Champions League after facing each other in the semifinals last year to which Perugia won in the tiebreak.
Right now, Leon is making nearly 1.4 million (USD) annually from Zenit Kazan and a larger deal from Sir Safety is expected to surpass that to hopefully catch the interest of Leon.
The move of Leon is, again, a rumor to which we could hear an update on the potential transfer around the beginning of the year or Leon could remain in Zenit Kazan for the remainder of the year.