Belarus goalie Sergei Chernik joins AS Nancy


Belarus goalie Sergei Chernik joins AS Nancy

BATE goalkeeper Sergei Chernik has officially become the player of the French club AS Nancy. Today he passed the medical examination, and then was presented as Nancy player and signed a contract for three seasons.

After promoting to the elite division of AS Nancy started searching for quality players and chose the 28-year-old goalkeeper of Belarus champions FC BATE. After several weeks of difficult negotiations, the parties came to an agreement. Chernik will be competing for a place in the goal with Cameroonian goalkeeper Guy N'dy Assembé.

Nancy is known for the fact that former UEFA president Michel Platini began his professional career in that club.

Famous experts Arsene Wenger (1984-1987) and Aimé Jacquet (1990-1991) headed Nancy at different times. According to the French newspaper L'Est Republicain, the transfer of Sergei Chernik was to cost the French Nancy about 1 million euros. Nancy considered that price too high, and therefore the negotiations dragged on.

In the ongoing Belarus championship, Sergei Chernik played 12 matches for BATE and conceded 14 goals. He posted clean sheets in five games.

Chernik joined BATE in 2014.  In the Champions League, Chernik spent 23 games and conceded 41 goals, with six clean sheets.

As part of BATE, Chernik twice became the champion of Belarus.