Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wenger decision on Bulgarian trialist expected in a week (Dimitrov on video)
Arsenal have asked permission from defending Bulgarian champions Levski to take youngster Nikolay Dimitrov on trial. The invitation, signed by Arsene Wenger himself is for one week.
Levski manager Stanimir Stoilov said:
"Nikolay Dimitrov will go to London in the near future. I am very happy for him because he is young and very talented and an invitation from Arsene Wenger is high praise not only for him, but for us as club too,"
Dimitrov, 20, has played 65 matches for Levski, including 43 starts, since making his senior debut in the 2004/05 season, scoring 12 goals.
Touted as one of Levski's brightest talents, he usually plays on the left side midfield, but has also been deployed as a striker.
As you can see from the video clip of Dimitrov’s exploits for Levski Sofia he looks a very skillful left winger who has a very sweet left foot.
He has a lot of “Wenger” type qualities such as being able to run with the ball at speed, a high level of technical ability and he can score goals. His free kick ability is also very good.
Dimitrov could become Levski's second youngster capped at the under-21 level to join a club from England's "big four". Goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov joined Liverpool this summer.
Sources say that Dimitrov’s trial will start as early as from next Monday 17th December.
Nikolay Dimitrov Fact File:
Date of birth : 15 October 1987 (age 20)
Place of birth : Rousse, Bulgaria
Height : 1.74m
Playing position: Midfielder