Roman Zozulya confirms he has taken a substantial pay cut in leaving Dnipro for Real Betis, and spoke to Sevilla’s Yevhen Konoplyanka about the move.
Zozulya was confirmed as a Betis player last week and will arrive in Seville on Tuesday, and when speaking to the Ukrainian media, revealed he would have earned a lot more if he had remained where he was.
“I’ve signed an agreement for three years and I don’t deny that my salary at Betis will be three times less than at Dnipro. I had offers from the Bundesliga. I needed to take a step in my career in a new country and there will be a lot of new things,” he said, AS reports.
“When rumours broke I could join Betis, Konoplyanka called to ask if it was true. I told him negotiations were already underway. When I signed, I sent him a message. I’m glad he’s also in the city. We’re friends and I think with him I will adapt easily. I will adapt, I’m not a child, and on the pitch we’ll be rivals.”