Fiorentina striker Valeri Bojinov has reportedly joined-channel4.co.uk
Manchester City in a deal worth around £5m.The Bulgarian hitman has been
unsettled since the arrival of Christian Vieri at the Stadio Artemio Franchi
which left him unlikely to make many appearances in the coming campaign.Ex-Lazio
boss Sven Goran Eriksson’s raid on Serie A continues having already signed
Rolando Bianchi from Reggina this summer and allegedly tabled a £7m offer for
Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini.It is believed that the Sky Blues have upped their
offer by around £1m to reach an agreement with the Viola with Bojinov receiving
around £1m per season for four years."I have to thank Eriksson who insisted on
signing me," the 21-year-old told Fiorentinanews.it. "This is a great chance for
me."I want to also thank the fans at Lecce, Fiorentina and Juventus, but after
everything that has happened in Italy I think it's best to go abroad."
Big day for rumoured signings with Elano and Corluka also heavily linked, but so far Bojinov appears the only confirmed one (although not in the English media but Fiorentina's site is covering it).
If, as Mr Banks suggested to me today, the new signings will be paraded signing the obligatory contract on the pitch before the Valencia game, it is shaping up to be a very long table indeed.