When Zenit St. Petersburg signed Hungarian winger Szabolcs Huszti from Hannover before the 2009 Russian Premier League season, they expected to get a playmaker who could possibly replace Andrei Arshavin.
In that sense, he has not lived up to his expectations. But how many players could adequately replace a player like Arshavin?
Instead, Huszti has brought a new dimension to the team. Although he shares a similar pace as Arshavin, his free kicks and corners have proven to be exceptionally dangerous. His work ethic is second-to-none on the team and can never be faulted for not giving 100 percent effort.
As he has received more playing time as the summer progresses, he is just another jewel in Zenit's already spectacular midfield. The group already consisted of three Russian internationals and a Portuguese star when he arrived and he has just made them even better.
One of the most animated players on the field, he brings genuine emotion to the pitch.