Former Manchester City and Fiorentina striker Valeri Bojinov is tonight reported as being in London to discuss a free transfer to West Ham from Levski Sofia.
Bojinov missed his side’s 2-1 win over Botev Plovdiv on August 17 because of a clause in the striker’s contract, Levski sporting director Georgi Ivanov confirmed.
He said:’We had to let him go because we have an agreement. I allowed him to travel to England because I am contractually required to do so.
“But he remains a Levski player until he signs with another team,’ Ivanov told Bulgarian National Radio.
Reporting the story The Mail says Bojinov got his big move aged only 18 in 2005, when he moved to Fiorentina, where he scored eight goals in 36 appearances.
He also spent some time on loan at Juventus – then relegated to the Serie B following the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal – before securing a move to Manchester City in 2007.
His career in England was derailed by two major injuries – first to his knee ligaments in August 2007 and then an Achilles injury a year later.
All in all, he played only 11 matches for City and scored one goal before being loaned to Parma, a move made permanent in the summer of 2010.
After several loan spells with Italian clubs, Bojinov arrived in Bulgaria but has been underwhelming at Levski, as the club finished fifth in the league last season.
He is quality but has lost his way, if he still has the hunger he could.do a great job for us