clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Petrov move to Bolton confirmed

After a move was speculated following his release from the club, Bolton's official site has confirmed that Martin Petrov will join the club on July 1st once his contract with City officially ends. 

It is potentially a good move for Bolton, given they have landed what can be a dangerous and effective winger on a free and he will be a good fit in a side that is undergoing somewhat of a personality shift under the stewardship of Owen Coyle. The obvious concern though will be whether he can shake off the injury problems that have struck him of late, but if he can play regularly over the season then he will most definitely help them make the transition to a more passing, attack minded game.

Petrov spent three seasons with the club following a £4.7 million move from Atletico Madrid, but beset by injury in both 2008/09 and 2009/10 the Bulgarian only made 66 appearances (scoring 12 goals in the process).

Despite his release being the correct decision looking at the make up of the squad (and likely additions), history will no doubt remember him fondly and it shouldn't be forgotten that his star shone very brightly during his debut season in 2007/08, when, as part of a heavily revamped side under Sven-Goran Eriksson he had an excellent campaign where he was a joy to watch as he returned genuine wing play to the Premier League.