Reebok boss nets himself one hell of a bargain.
Bolton Wanderers have announced that Manchester City midfielder Martin Petrov will join the club on a free transfer on 1 July.
The 31-year-old was out of contract at Eastlands and was told in June that he would not be offered a new deal by manager Roberto Mancini.
Left-sided Petrov was signed by former City boss Sven Goran Eriksson from Atletico Madrid for £4.7m in 2007.
The Bulgarian international made 66 appearances for City, scoring 12 goals.
Petrov, who was Bulgarian Footballer of the Year in 2006, has previously played for German club Wolfsburg.
He has also made 77 appearances for Bulgaria, scoring 19 international goals. (BBC Sport)
Bolton boss Owen Coyle must be very pleased to have won the race to secure Bulgarian international Martin Petrov. Clearly the Trotters are not renowned for their creativity, although clearly post Sam Allardyce this hasn’t been so evident, but the capture of the Manchester City man could well turn out to be one hell of a bargain.
The former Atletico Madrid man had a great first season at Eastlands but injury and new additions greatly affected his time at the club and clearly he liked the idea of a short move and I can see him being a very able provide of ammunition for the likes of Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander.