By Steve Barras
Has Brian McDermott been on a scouting trip to Bulgaria lately? Or during his reign at Reading?
Rumours abound that he has and he has been keeping tabs on Bulgarian u21 International Todor Nedelev.
Nedelev is only twenty years old and has represented his country at u17, u19 and u21 level whilst also playing for his hometown club Botev Plovdiv. He has represented his country fifteen times and scored nine goals.
Born in Belozem in the Plovdiv Province he joined Botev’s academy in 2004 aged eleven and signed his first professional deal with the club in 2011.
The attacking midfieder has made fifty-two appearances since then and scored eleven goals, nine of which came last season in the A PFG (Bulgarian A Professional Football Group) which is the top league in Bulgaria.
Botev rewarded him with a new and improved contract that runs up to December 2015.
GFHC would have to pay a fee for the services of this player, who is dubbed the new Hristo Stoichkov, but an International player who scores nine goals in eleven appearances for his country would certainly go some way in seeing how big their purse actually is.