Report: Aston Villa and Middlesbrough want Kiril Despodov

Bulgaria's (Up L-R) Plamen Iliev, Vasil Bozhikov, Bozhidar Chorbadzhiyski, Ivelin Popov, Ivan Bandalovski, Petar Zanev, (Bottom L-R) Nikolay Bodurov, Georgi Kostadinov, Kiril Despodov,...

Kiril Despodov is reportedly wanted by Aston Villa, Cardiff City and Middlesbrough.

France's defender Abdou Diallo (L) vies with Bulgaria's forward Kiril Despodov (C) during the Euro 2019 U21 qualifying football match between France and Bulgaria at the MMArena stadium in...

Aston Villa, Cardiff City and Middlesbrough are interested in signing Kiril Despodov from CSKA Sofia in the January transfer window, according to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 67, Sunday, January 6, 2019).

It has been reported that the 22-year-old Bulgaria international, who can operate as a winger or as a forward, is rated at £5 million.


Promising talent

Despodov is a very talented and promising young attacking player who is playing well at the moment and has a bright future ahead of him.

The Bulgaria international has scored eight goals in 16 league appearances for CSKA Sofia so far this season and two goals in five Europa League qualifying games, according to WhoScored.

Marc Kempf (L) of Germany and Kiril Despodov (R) of Bulgaria battle for the ball during the U17 Men's Elite Round match between Germany and Bulgaria on March 22, 2012 in Bremen, Germany.

The youngster will be a good signing for a club in the Championship or in the Premier League in the long run.

Villa, Cardiff and Middlesbrough all could do with a new striker in the January transfer window for the second half of the season and beyond.

While the Villans and Boro are aiming to win promotion from the Championship, Cardiff are attempting to avoid the drop from the Premier League.

Kiril Despodov of Bulgaria in action during football match between National Teams of Slovenia and Bulgaria in Final Tournament of UEFA Nations League 2019, on September 6, 2018 in SRC...

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