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Stoichkov urges Barca to snap up Petrov
Friday 1st February 2002
Former Bulgaria international Hristo Stoichkov has urged Barcelona to snap up his young compatriot Martin Petrov from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
"Martin has the talent to become my successor in the national side and at the Nou Camp," the ex-Barcelona star said. "He would flourish at Barca."
"He is very quick and is always looking to score. Back home they say that he is following in my footsteps, not only because of his style, but also because of his determination.
"He is an aggressive player who has a winner's mentality which will ensure he flourishes even at a big club like Barca," Stoichkov told El Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona are reported to have expressed an interest in the Bulgaria international to his agent Lajezar Tanev.
Petrov became Wolfsburg's record signing this summer when he joined from Servette for Ł2.3 million.
The 23-year-old has impressed in his first season in the Bundesliga with his great pace and ability to beat his man down the left, but critics point to his poor return of just four goals in 19 league games.
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