Dynamo general manager Alexei Sopin said that the Swedish striker Jacob Lilja will not serve the number. “Moscow Dynamo is counting on him,” said the functionary
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The Swedish newcomer of the Moscow hockey club Dynamo is ready to show good results, despite the desire to buy out the contract. Such an opinion “Championship” expressed Aleksey Sopin, general manager of the White-and-Blues.
“The sporting life of any hockey player is short enough,” Sopin said. – The player must earn money if he has such an opportunity and there are offers. Why should he refuse it? I’m sure that Jacob himself had in mind a little different than what eventually came out in the press. But the most important thing in this situation is that he is ready and goes to Russia not to serve a number. He is going to play hockey and show good results.”
He noted that the club is counting on the player and his professionalism.
The Swede announced his desire to buy a contract from Dynamo in order not to play in the KHL
On Lily’s move to Dynamo became known August 1. A few hours after the publication on the official website of the White-and-Blues, an interview with the player appeared in the Swedish edition of Expressen, in which he admitted his unwillingness to play in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
In particular, the player said that he would like to buy out his contract, he does not have the financial ability.
“I signed an agreement with Dynamo even before the start of events in Ukraine, then I made it clear that I want to terminate the contract,” the hockey player emphasized.
Lilya spent the previous two seasons in Kazakhstan’s Barys. On his account in the KHL 117 games in which he scored 39 goals and made 27 assists