Aston Villa Interested in Bulgaria’s Ivelin Popov, Player Admits

Sports | November 27, 2013, Wednesday // 14:55
Bulgaria: Aston Villa Interested in Bulgaria’s Ivelin Popov, Player Admits Ivelin Popov could link up with national teammate Aleksandar Tonev in Aston Villa. Photo by Yuga.ru

Bulgaria's national team captain Ivelin Popov admits English side Aston Villa have expressed interest in him.

Popov is currently playing for Russian team Kuban Krasnodar, who are also in the Europa League.

“Interest from Aston Villa? Indeed such information has reached me, but I do not wish to go into details, before things are certain. My agent is moving things forward”, the Bulgarian forward told Dariknews.

Popov added that he feels honored to be among the favorites for the Bulgarian Footballer of the Year award.

The transfer market in Europe opens on January 1, and runs until the end of the month.

Aston Villa have a deep connection with Bulgaria. Former national team captain Stiliyan Petrov spent 7 seasons in the Birmingham team, before retiring due to illness.

Currently, youngster Aleksandar Tonev plays for the Premier League outfit.

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Tags: Russian, Europa League, Premier league, national team, Stiliyan Petrov, Aston Villa, Kuban Krasnodar, Popov, Ivelin, aleksandar tonev
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