During a recent interview with Laša Dvali, a Georgian u21 international CB/LB we have out on loan at Skonto as we are unable to register him here, mentioned that we've previously had this guy in on trial. Looks like we were keeping tabs on Dvali for a year or two before we signed him.
Wonder if we're still keeping an eye on him, looks like he's being linked quite strongly with a move to FK Baumit Jablonec in the next few weeks.
Turkmenistan midfielder, aged 22, 20 appearances and 2 goals for their national team. 25 goals in 96 games for Skonto.
We also had Valērijs Šabala (19 year old Latvian striker with 10 caps for the full international team) - who joined Club Brugge in January and since been loaned back to Skonto, too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val%C4%93rijs_%C5%A0abala
The Skonto chairman and a former Russian owner of ours seem to know each other and it seems the clubs still have decent links.