Football blogger, analyst and director of Cherkasy LNZ Andriy Kolesnik said that he had an offer from English Newcastle:
"There were conversations that could be developed and come to an agreement. It wasn't something unattainable, it was an absolute achievable goal. Scouting position at Newcastle. The area of work was the Eastern European region. My friend Alex helped me, and how he came to them - I do not know.
When I left Metalist, I understood what I would do next. There was an agreement to study at Cruyff Institute in Barcelona or Amsterdam. It was possible to enter into negotiations with "Newcastle", but the war started, what "Newcastle"?", - Kolesnik said in an interview to "TaToTaka".