Bozhidar Kraev to spend time with Manchester City on trial

Bozhidar Kraev has already spent time on trial at Serie A giants Juventus and he is now due to link up with Premier League champions Manchester City.

Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard is not the only highly-rated youngster being courted by European football’s top clubs.

He has spent time with leading lights from England, Spain, Germany and Holland and will make a decision on his future shortly.

Levski Sofia playmaker Bozhidar Kraev is another hot prospect, though, still up for grabs.

The Bulgarian teenager, a product of the Hristo Stoichkov academy in his homeland, has already taken in a spell with Serie A champions Juventus.

He is now due to link up with their English equivalent, with Premier League title holders Manchester City prepared to offer the 17-year-old an opportunity to impress.

Kraev told The Guardian: "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."

Kraev has been tied to a three-year contract with his current employers in an effort to maximise his money-making potential.

They will be hoping that he can impress while in England, allowing them to cash-in on another academy graduate.

City are placing greater emphasis on the production of talent within their youth system and may feel that Kraev could prosper within their new £200 million training facility.

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