Over the past week a previously unknown young Bulgarian has been doing the rounds across media outlets on the continent - and in England it was no different.
The main reports suggested that Tottenham Hotspur were the team at the front of the queue for his services - with reports of an imminent deal being bandied around earlier in the week.
A left-footed winger, with pace to burn, an incredible delivery and a propensity to smash in a strike from long range - he could even be called the ‘Bulgarian Gareth Bale’ - but in reality his name is Todor Nedelev.
And just a couple of days ago the Botev Plovdiv winger, who recently made his debut for the Bulgarian national team, was being linked with Arsenal as well.
The 20-year-old starlet, who was the Bulgarian league’s top assister last term, grabbed a goal last weekend - continuing his excellent start to the season.
But while the North London interest was apparent - it will come to nothing.
Because Nedelev has signed a five-year-deal with Bundesliga outfit FSV Mainz 05 - which will come into effect on the 1st of January 2014.
A talented individual who has slipped through the net for the North London duo - but he is just 20-years-old, so we might yet see the ‘Bulgarian Gareth Bale’ in England yet.
Here is a video of him in action…
image: © klearchos