Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Martin Petrov Moves to Bolton Wanderers

Manchester City midfielder Martin Petrov has decided to join Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. Today, the official website of Bolton Wanderers has revealed the news. Though Petrov agreed the terms with the club, he would officially join Bolton Wanderers on July 1, the day summer transfer window opens.

Petrov’s contract with City expired this month, and thus, becoming a free agent. The 31-year-old Bulgaria international joined Manchester City from Atl├ętico Madrid for £4.7 million in 2007. In his three-season spell at the Eastlands, he represented City in 72 Premier League matches scoring 12 goals.

Martin Petrov, who plays in the left side of the midfield, spent his best years at German club Wolfsburg. He has been playing for Bulgaria national team since 1999 and has won 77 international caps to his name so far.

His club career spans 15 years dating back to 1995 when he got his professional debut with Bulgarian club Botev Vratsa. Though Petrov is not at his best at the moment, he would definitely add experience to the Bolton Wanderers midfield.

No body would surprise at Petrov’s move to Bolton because the player is now 31 and would fancy having regular first team football. Moreover, Manchester City is now focused on bringing in star and in-form players like David Silva and James Milner spending heavily in the transfer market. So, it is not a surprise that City did not offer Martin Petrov a contract extension.

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