title: 'Anzhi Makhachkala sell off Kerimov football' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:

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    The billionaire owner of Russia’s most expensive football team is selling off some of the world’s top players – just days after taking an estimated $375 million hit on his shares in fertilizer giant Uralkali. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke to Russian football expert James Appell. Suleiman Kerimov, Russia’s 19th richest man with a fortune of $7 bn, plans to sell key players and slash spending at FC Anzhi Makhachkala. In the last two years, Kerimov has splurged upwards of $200 million into star players since buying the club in 2011, including Brazilian winger Willian Borges da Silva (35 million euros) and Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o (28 million euros). Kerimov plans to take a hatchet to the club’s sky-high $180 million budget. (Voice of Russia)

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