Emiliano Rigoni returns to Zenit St Petersburg

Emiliano Rigoni has gone back to his returned to Zenit St Petersburg after the winger’s season long loan spell at Atalanta was terminated.

The Argentine, Rigoni transferred to Atalanta on loan with a €15m option to buy last summer and has made just six matches in his spell at the club and returns to the Russian club.

“I’m happy to return here,” the 25-year-old told Zenit’s official website.

“I understand that this is another chance for me and I hope I can use it. Serie A is a fairly strong League.

“I feel that I have developed both technically and physically. There is a slightly different game system [and] I played at a slightly different position compared to Zenit.

“I feel like a more valuable football player compared to [my] first Zenit [spell].”

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