Surkis brothers deny rumors about sale of Dynamo Kyiv
Dynamo Kyiv President Ihor Surkis has denied rumors that the club could be sold to other owners.
"Just look at our children, at how they are dressed, at how the club functions. There are no salary arrears to players or employees. These rumors are spread specifically to destabilize the situation. Yes, nobody hides that today we see the difficult financial situation, but not only in Dynamo, but also in the country as a whole... Now it's harder than it was a few years ago, but it's okay, we will cope with that. The club will function," the club's official website quoted him as saying on Sunday, May 13, after laying flowers at the monument to legendary coach Valeriy Lobanovsky.
Surkis noted that many young players had joined Dynamo and expressed confidence that eventually it would be possible to create a team that will achieve serious results. At the same time, the club's president stressed that this summer the club might invite two or three players to problematic positions.
His brother, UEFA Vice-President Hryhoriy Surkis, in turn, also called groundless the rumors about the sale of Dynamo Kyiv.
"If you appeal to players, coaches, those people who service the team, employees, and this is a huge number of people, about a thousand people, they work to ensure that all club teams could have everything, they will tell you that there are no salary arrears even for one month. Reports that Yaroslavsky, the Chinese, or someone else wants to buy Dynamo are not discussed, because it is not for sale!" he said.
"The fate of Dynamo is of great importance to my brother. He has loved this team from his childhood, and when he became president, no one could ever blame him that the club is not financed. Yes, today there is a war in the country, and there are circumstances in which some foreign players do not want to go here as they did before, and those who are here are leaving Ukraine," Surkis said.