Levski Sofia wonderkid Bozhidar Kraev will join Manchester City on trial on Monday, having taken in the Etihad Stadium side’s 2-1 comeback victory against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon.
The attacking midfielder is thought to be one of the world’s top young talents, and his arrival at City will be seen as something of a possible coup.
17 year old Kraev flew into Manchester at the start of the weekend, and will be with City for a week.
He will train with the Under-19 squad at City’s highly regarded new training complex, which cost the oil rich club a staggering £200 million to build, according to The Guardian.
A move for Kraev, who is on his winter break, will not come cheap for City however.
He has also been targeted by Juventus, who are sure to provide City with competition, thereby upping his value.
He’s also recently signed a new deal with the Bulgarian side, which will protect his value.
Kraev said: “I am looking forward to having really great time at City. This invitation from Manchester is an honour to me.
“The experience from the trial I’ve already had in Juventus will certainly help me at City.
“I am not nervous at all. If I don’t sign a contract with City or Juve there is absolutely no problem to stay at Levski.”