Valeri Bojinov has secured himself gainful employ for the foreseeable future after signing a one-year deal with Bulgarian club Botev Vratza.
Despite peaking as a vastly overpowered wunderkind in Pro Evolution Soccer 5, Bojinov is still plugging away having just completed the 16th transfer of his 16-year professional career. Those are definitely ‘journeyman’ numbers.
Indeed, Man City fans may remember him from an injury-ravaged three-year stay at the club that yielded just 11 appearances and one competitive goal… or not, as the case may be.
Still only 32, the striker has since racked up seven clubs in the space of the last four years, playing for only the briefest of blips in Croatia, Switzerland, China, Serbia and Italy’s Serie C.
Saddled by a reputation for being a bit of a bad lad, Bojinov has now returned back to the Bulgarian top flight, having been officially unveiled by Vratza on Wednesday.
Welcoming their new man aboard, the club wrote:
Contrary to words spoken in envy, Valeri is a very straightforward and honest man with whom we are happy to work.
We are confident that he will do everything in his power in the name of the club and bring success on the pitch.
Those heady Master League days might be firmly behind him, but here’s wishing Bojinov and Vratza the very best of luck in their future endeavours together.