The most prolific goalscorer in the history of Russian football, Alexander Kerzhakov, may join St. Petersburg’s swamp football team, according to the player who invited him.

“We are from St. Petersburg, and love and respect Alexander Kerzhakov, so we decided to invite him to join our team,” Mikhail Zelensky said of inviting the football star to play for his Spb Lakes tea

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“It might seem like a bit of a joke,” he told The Moscow Times. “But if he came to one of the matches we could really popularize this unusual sport.”

Zelensky said the team, which won the world championships on July 17 this year, is hopeful Kerzhakov will accept the offer.

According to Zelensky, the top goal-scorer responded saying the offer was “interesting,” but that he couldn’t make a decision before his employer, FC Zenit.