Metalist Kharkiv’s Sebastian Blanco has joined six Shakhtar Donetsk players in refusing to go back to Ukraine.
Metalist are currently in Austria for pre-season training, but Blanco has now told Argentinian paper Ole that he has no intention of going back with his teammates to Kharkiv.
Blanco said: “With what happened I did not feel like returning to Ukraine. These are not normal times. My decision is to stay in Buenos Aires. I will not return to Ukraine”.
Kharkiv is just 50km from the Russian border in the west of Ukraine.