Thursday, 30 July 2009

[Mercato] Bojinov seals Parma switch

Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov is back in Serie A after joining newly-promoted Parma on loan.

Valeri Bojinov & President Tommaso GhirardiThe 23-year-old Bulgaria international endured an injury-hit spell at the English outfit, making just three Premier League starts in two years.

Bojinov did look a talented prospect when fit, but the heavy summer spending and arrivals of Roque Santa Cruz, Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor means Bojinov had to move away.

The forward, formerly of Juventus, Fiorentina and Lecce, believes he will prove to be a good signing if he can stay injury free.

"This is the right atmosphere for me," he said. "I'm not promising anything, only a lot of enjoyment for us and for the fans.

"We have to work and sweat for this shirt.

"I know with certainty what I can give if I am good physically.

"I would ask from my season here to be a regular and to have the possibility of training with constancy without any problems.

"The only indispensable requirement for me to be able to prove my worth is that of health."

Bojinov spent three years at Lecce and two at Fiorentina - including a season-long loan at Juventus - before he was signed by former Lazio coach Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2007.

And the 23-year-old is delighted to be back in Serie A.

"Italy has given me a lot: it's my second home, immediately after Bulgaria," he added. "I am happy to have returned here and to have the opportunity to play in the Parma shirt.

"The club is the only one that wanted me without any hesitations. I am happy to be playing again in Serie A.

"You win the affection of the fans and your place in the team with work on the pitch. I promise hard work and dedication."

Source: Sporting Life

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