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Tymoshchuk set for Zenit return

June 2, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has revealed that he is to return to former club Zenit St Petersburg this summer.

Bayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk  celebrates his goal against Basel
APAnatoliy Tymoshchuk first joined Zenit St Petersburg in 2007

Tymoshchuk, 34, who has been celebrating Bayern's historic Treble following their DFB-Pokal final win against Stuttgart on Saturday, has spent four years at the Bavarian side.

The Ukraine captain announced in a statement on his website that he has agreed a two-year contract with Zenit and will make the switch next month.

“Despite offers from around the world, I've decided to tie my future to the club where I have already experienced a lot of happy moments,” he said. “My contract comes into force on July 1 and for the next two years I'll be a player of Zenit St Petersburg, with whom I hope to secure new victories.''

The Russian club, for whom Tymoshchuk first played for between 2007 and 2009, also confirmed the deal on their website.

A statement read: “Midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk will from July 1 continue his career with the blue and white. The agreement is for two years.''

Tymoshchuk, who has represented his country 127 times, made 132 appearances for Bayern and scored six goals since joining in 2009.

Despite winning the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal twice, as well as this season's Champions League and two Super Cups during his time at the Allianz Arena, he has found himself on the outskirts of the first team over the past season.

The midfielder hit 18 goals in 100 appearances during his first spell at Zenit, winning the Russian Premier League and the UEFA Cup.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report