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Profile of the Belgian footballer Axel Witsel, who currently plays as a midfielder at Zenit St Petersburg. The 27-year old player Witsel joined Zenit from 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
“Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly continues to be linked with Everton, who are said to be offering a more lucrative deal than Premier League rivals Chelsea while the Blues are believed to have had an offer accepted for Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel”
 Liverpool Echo Yesterday
“Axel Witsel is stalling on giving Everton an answer over whether The Belgium international midfielder has just a year remaining on his contract with Russian giants Zenit St.”
 Inside Futbol Yesterday
“They claim that Zenit Saint Petersburg's Belgium international Axel Witsel is a £17m target. The 27-year-old, also a target of Everton and Chelsea, has reportedly already shown interest in moving to Turin.”
 Daily Star Yesterday
“Unsurprisingly, the tackle, and subsequent fallout, changed Witsel irrevocably. "There is an Axel before the tackle outfit but he stayed just one, with Zenit paying €40 million to take him to St Petersburg in the summer of 2012.”
 Goal Yesterday
“Zenit St Petersburg’s Axel Witsel and Sporting’s William Carvalho have been linked with moves to Everton in the past few weeks.”
 NSNO 3 days ago
“The former Southampton manager is understood to be interested in Zenit St Petersburg's Axel Witsel, while Everton have also been linked with Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.”
 The Daily Express 3 days ago
“Axel Witsel has requested a transfer from Zenit St Petersburg. He could still join Everton but Juventus are now 'favourites' with his countryman Romelu Lukaku 'desperate' to rejoin Chelsea? Both of these issues are becoming very boring aren't they.”
 Vital Football 5 days ago
“Reports over the weekend suggested Everton had agreed a £25milion fee with Zenit St Petersburg for the Belgian Romelu Lukaku from Everton has also deterred Witsel from a move to the club.”
 talksport.com 5 days ago
“Italian giants Juventus are pursuing Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba.”
 Daily Mail 5 days ago
“But Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim Juve are confident they can strike an agreement with Witsel's club Zenit St Petersburg. According to the report, officials in Turin are keen to secure a deal as they prepare for Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United.”
 The Daily Express 5 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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