West Ham are poised to sign highly-rated Bulgarian starlet and Manchester City and Juventus target Bozhidar Kraev before the end of the January transfer window.
According to Temasport , West Ham took the Levski Sofia man on trial over the last few weeks, and Kraev will soon undergo a medical with the club and sign a contract.
The Hammers and Levski Sofia have been in negotiations for Kraev’s transfer since mid-December, and the deal will go through, which will see West Ham pay €1.5m to the Bulgarian outfit should Kraev play a certain amount of games for the East London club.
The versatile Bulgarian youth international can play on either wing and as an attacking midfielder, and burst onto the scene for Levski Sofia last season, scoring 13 goals and recording 5 assists in 45 games.
As a 17-year-old, Manchester City invited the youngster to join them on a trial basis in January 2015. Considered as one of the world’s best young talents, Kraev was also invited to train with Juventus, claim the Guardian.
With the sale of Mauro Zarate to Fiorentina earlier this week for a reported €2.1m, West Ham are looking for someone to replace him in the squad. Kraev could be a great developmental prospect to have going forward.