PFC Litex Lovec to sign Robert Popov !
Litex look to land duo
Monday, 23 June 2003
PFC Litex Lovech will sign one of the most talented players in F.Y.R. Macedonia, Robert Popov, and Bosnian striker Emir Obuca subject to medicals.
The 21-year-old Popov will join from FK Belasica GC on a five-year contract provided he recovers fully from recent knee surgery. "I know that Litex are a very good team," said Popov, who will "play as a right-sided defender". It was in such a role that he impressed in the 2-2 UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying match against England in Southampton. Popov was named Macedonian Footballer of the Year in 2001 and 2002.
Obuca, 24, is also on the verge of a move to Bulgaria from NK Željeznicar in Sarajevo. He will sign a four-year contract and his new coach, Ferario Spasov, hopes Obuca's power "will solve our problems up front". The 25-year-old Russian forward Eugeni Landyrev has begun training after arriving from Latvian side FK Ventspils. Litex will play CSF Zimbru Chisinau of Moldova in UEFA Cup qualifying.