Kazakhstan also with the biggest star: Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov is by far the most valuable player of Slovenia’s first opponent
While Slovenia is at the start of the qualification for the
preparations started on Monday, Kazakhstan opened the doors to its national team base on 16 March. Among others, Bakhtiyar Zainutdinov, who is Kazakhstan’s biggest star at the moment, has donned the national kit.The 24-year-old from Taraz is a versatile player, best known as an attacking midfielder, but he can also play on the wing and as a wing-back. He has also played as a central defender!
Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov started his career with Taraz and continued with Astana before moving to Russia in 2019. There, he first signed for Rostov, then after a year he left for Moscow, where he still plays for the renowned CSKA. Bakhtiyar Zainutdinov has made 70 appearances for CSKA, scoring 5 times and assisting 4 times. He sat on the bench for the last two CSKA games, which is also thought to be the result of a problem with his calf muscle.
10 goals in 26 games
Transfermarkt estimates his market value at €5 million, making him the most expensive Kazakhstani international by a wide margin. As for the jersey with the national emblem, Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov has worn it 26 times and has scored 10 times. It is interesting to note that Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov played only one match last season in the Nations League, in which Kazakhstan has already secured at least one additional qualification for Euro 2024. So Kazakhstan can do without it.
Many transfer experts are convinced that Bakhtiyar Zaynutdinov will not play in Russia for much longer, and there were rumours in November that he could move to Italy. Atalanta was supposed to warm up to him there, but in the end Bergamo and CSKA reportedly failed to agree on the compensation.
This text was automatically translated using AI.