Islam Feruz's Russian adventure is over virtually before it begins. Eyebrows were raised when the young striker agreed to a loan move to Krylia Sovetov, who compete in the Russian second division -- and it turns out they were raised for very good reason. Barely two days after news broke that Feruz was in Samara, it now turns out that he's leaving the club.
Why? He couldn't settle, if Google Translate is at all accurate:
[After] a few days in Russia, I realized that I was not yet ready for such a dramatic turn in his life, what could be the move to Samara. I have no claims to any employees of the club, who surrounded me with care and were extremely hospitable, nor to the fans, which had a chance to talk. But I still feel there are not very comfortable, and I think this feeling would not allow me to open up on the football field. At one time it was very difficult to get used to English life, and now I do not feel the strength to re-do the same way in another country, with one hundred percent surrendering football.
Which, of course, makes perfect sense. Feruz is still a young man, and a move to Russia to play in the second tier was always going to be a big stretch. Not settling is really what you'd expect here. The real mystery is why he agreed to go in the first place -- but I suspect we'll never know the answer to that particular question.
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