Abdikholikov makes the switch from to Rukh Uzbekistan Super League outfit FC Nasaf, putting pen to paper on a three-year contract. He will wear the number 16 shirt.
The 23-year-old arrives in Ukraine after a 112-game, 45-goal stint in the Uzbek top flight, including 17 goals in 25 league matches last season; a tally which made him the second highest scorer in the league behind Pakhtakor’s Dragan Ćeran.
In addition to his three senior national team appearances, Abdikholikov was a member of the Uzbekistan squad that won the AFC U23 Championship in 2018 and played a larger role in their semi-final finish in 2020, starting every match and scoring against eventual winners Korea Republic.
Also, on Saturday, 20-year-old midfielder Oston Uronov was loaned to FC Ufa from fellow Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow, returning to the club who sold him last August.
Urunov featured in nine competitive matches for Spartak, whose challenge for the Russian title will continue without the four-cap Uzbekistan international.