Armenia goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky says he is close to a move back to one of his former sides, Dynamo Moscow.
Berezovsky, 37, a former Dinamo, Zenit St. Petersburg and Torpedo Moscow stopper, had been playing out the remainder of his career for second division Moscow region team Khimki.
The Yerevan-born keeper, who produced a series of acclaimed performances in Armenia’s ultimately unsuccessful Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, told Russian daily Sport-Express that on Wednesday he would sign for Dynamo, where he made 88 appearances between 2002 and 2005.
“A return to Dinamo is a new calling for me,” the Armenia veteran was quoted as saying… “I’ve already played for the white and blues [Dynamo]. The fans haven’t forgotten me, even after I left the club.”
Berezovsky inadvertently garnered fame for his controversial red card for handling the ball outside his area against Ireland in Dublin. Replays appeared to show no handball.
He started playing professionally in the last season of the Soviet league in 1991, and has accumulated 67 caps for Armenia in a 16-year international career.
He was named the best goalkeeper in Russian football in 1997 and won the Russian Cup with Zenit in 1999.
Berezovsky’s one remaining goal in the game is to play Champions League football.
“If it happens that I can take part again in Champions League matches, my happiness will double. The Champions League is every footballer’s dream,” he said, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.