Popov before splitting with Spartak
Bulgaria’s first Bulgarian footballer for 2017, Ivelin Popov, may soon have a new team. The offensive midfielder is not a hard-line champion in Spartak (Moscow) and the club is willing to part with him. Popov has already received several offers, one of which was from Rubin. Kazans were ready to rent it, but the two sides did not understand because of the differences in financial terms. Rubin has offered Popov a monthly salary of 40,000 euros, but this is three times less than his remuneration in Spartak. Naturally, the Russian Grand Prix has not agreed to cover the gap and the negotiations are over.
The player himself has repeatedly admitted that he can not change the team during the winter break. His desire is to stay in Spartak, which has become the champion and winner of the Super Cup of Russia, but not in the case that it seems to be a reserve in most matches. In the current season Ivelin played in 13 of the 20 red-and-white matches in the Premier League but did not record any goal or assists. In the spring, Massimo Carrera will be able to rely on the injury-ridden Russian national Roman Zobinin, and this will further limit the playing time of the Bulgarians.
He was also wanted by Rubin in the summer, but then he did not want to reinforce the team of Kurban Berdiev because of Spartak’s impending participation in the Champions League. “Red and White” stayed third in the group and will play in the Europa League eliminations, where their first rival is Athletic Bilbao.
It has recently been said that the candidate for the signature of the former footballer of Litex, Gaziantepspor and Kuban is the Italian Udinese. According to unconfirmed information, the “freelancers” were willing to pay 7m euros for the native, but for now there is no development.
Popov prefers to stay in Russia, where his family feels great. It is quite possible for him to go to another Russian club, one of which is Dynamo (Moscow).