Official: Tymoshchuk leaves Bayern for Zenit

The experienced midfielder has made the decision to leave the treble winners for the Russian giants as he returns to familiar grounds

Zenit St Petersburg have announced on their official website that they have secured the services of Anatoliy Tymoshchuk from Bayern Munich on a free transfer. The holding midfielder has signed a two-year deal with the Russian giants.

Luciano Spalletti was keen to add some more experience to his squad ahead of next season and the Zenit coach sees the 34-year-old Ukrainian as the ideal addition.

Tymoshchuk previously wore the Zenit jersey from 2007 until 2009 before making the move to Bayern.

The midfielder had since made 132 official appearances for the Bavarians, winning two Bundesliga titles, two DFB-Pokals and the Champions League in the process.

His contract with Bayern expires at the end of this season and he has made the decision to return to the club where he won the Uefa Cup in 2007-08.

Tymoshchuk started his professional career at Volyn Lutsk and also wore the Shakhtar Donetsk jersey before joining Zenit in 2007 for his first spell at the club.

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