Tymoshchuk rejoins Zenit from Bayern

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is hoping to celebrate "new victories" with FC Zenit after returning to the club following four years with European champions FC Bayern München.

Manuel Neuer of FC Bayern München attends a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League group stage match against FC BATE Borisov
Manuel Neuer of FC Bayern München attends a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League group stage match against FC BATE Borisov ©Getty Images

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk has returned to FC Zenit after leaving European champions FC Bayern München as a free agent to rejoin the club he previously represented between 2007 and 2009.

The Ukraine midfielder has signed a two-year contract with Zenit, who finished second in the Russian Premier League this term. The 34-year-old made 86 Bundesliga appearances in four seasons with Bayern, and although he remained on the bench during the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund, he came on as a substitute in Saturday's 3-2 German Cup final win versus VfB Stuttgart as Bayern completed an historic treble.

"Despite the offers from many countries, I have decided to tie my future to the club where I had plenty of joyful moments," said Tymoshchuk. "My contract starts on 1 July and for the next two years I will be a Zenit player. We hope to achieve new victories. See you in St Petersburg."