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Profile of the Belgian footballer Axel Witsel, who currently plays as a midfielder at Zenit St Petersburg. The 26-year old player Witsel joined Zenit from Benfica and wears the number 28 shirt.

Axel Witsel
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        (Squad number 28)

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Axel Witsel Career
2006–2011Standard Liege148(34)
2011–2012Benfica32(1)
2012–Zenit Saint Petersburg80(12)

2004Belgium U151(0)
2005Belgium U162(0)
2005–2006Belgium U1719(0)
2006–2007Belgium U185(0)
2006Belgium U193(0)
2007–2009Belgium U2110(0)
2008–Belgium57(6)

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Axel Witsel : Zenit St Petersburg News
“AC Milan and Juventus have moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Axel Witsel. The Belgian, who currently plies his trade with Zenit St Petersburg, is keen on a switch to Serie A ahead of the Premier League.”
 talksport.com Yesterday
“Russian side Zenit St Petersburg have re-entered into contact with AS Monaco over the possibility of signing Portuguese midfielder João Moutinho. They are looking to replace Axel Witsel, who they are now prepared to sell, with Juventus reportedly keen.”
 getfootballnewsfrance.com Yesterday
“Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel is ready to seal a move from Zenit Saint Petersburg to Juventus, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.”
 Daily Mail Yesterday
“The Zenit Saint Petersburg, frequently linked with a move to either Manchester that Champions League finalists Juventus are the team he wishes to play for.”
 Daily Star Yesterday
“We understand that all of those names might be confusing, but the focus of the international football world is on Pogba. Signing to Chelsea could round out manager Jose Mourniho's powerhouse of a team, especially if he lands Everton's John Stones.”
 Mstarz News Yesterday
“Also Serie A defending champions Juventus are seeking a new midfielder, and, as well as the rossoneri themselves, are keen on Zenit St.”
 CalcioMercato.com Yesterday
“The price tag Zenit have apparently set for Witsel is around £23million, a lot for a player from the Russian League, but given his quality on the field, it would make sense that Zenit want to cash out on the player.”
 VAVEL 2 days ago
“Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea have been shocked in their pursuit of Zenit St.”
 The Sport Campus 2 days ago
“Those players could yet come into play in negotiations but Juventus are firstly pursuing Zenit's Axel Witsel and Julian Draxler of Schalke. Witsel is viewed as a possible replacement for Pogba with the idea that he can bed-in this season.”
 Daily Mail 2 days ago
“Wanted: Witsel is wanted by Juventus after interest from England Juventus could spend £22million to take the midfielder from Zenit St Petersburg - and United not be expected to put up a fight.”
 Mirror 2 days ago
Axel Witsel Career Honours
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Pro League: 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Cup: 2010–11
  • Standard Liege: Belgian Supercup: 2008, 2009
  • Benfica: Taca da Liga: 2011–12
  • Zenit: Russian Football Premier League: 2014–15
  • Zenit: Russian Super Cup: 2015; Runner-up 2013
  • Belgian Young Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • Belgian Golden Shoe: 2008

    Source: wikipedia.org

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