Sunday, July 24, 2011

One goodie (and more in the oven) - updated

I have several things set to pop for you, but for now let's stick to just one because I'm in a world of pain right now, this has leaked out with a little wrong info and I have yet to get a photo for the proper MLSS report.

Anyway... Cali boy Villyan Bijev has signed a five-year first team deal with Liverpool after simply smashing it on trial. While he does hold a Bulgarian passport, this is not one to automatically help him with a work permit as they have yet to completely adopt all EU ways (I think they've only been a member for a few years, so this is pretty normal). To solve this issue, Liverpool have loaned him to Belgian champs Genk for the season.

Once I discover a photo, we will run that full report at MLSS.

UPDATE: Found photo = report!


- Greg Seltzer

15 comments:

usry723 said...

Since he'll already be in Belgium, any chance he gets a callup for the Euro based Friendly there? If Agudelo can get a cap at 17 no reason this kid can't. Got to make sure he doesn't play for Bulgaria.

Greg Seltzer said...

No way. He's never played a pro match, man.

usry723 said...

Will he get first team action at Genk? If so he'd be 5-6 matches in which is more than Agudelo ever was.

Greg Seltzer said...

Liverpool definitely expects him to be in the first team this season, just not right away obviously.

These are the Belgian champs, after all. Genk is no toilet stop, by any means.

BTM said...

What are the chances that he spurns us for Bulgaria?

Greg Seltzer said...

Not likely at all right now.

Gosh, you guys get so tense!!! Relax!!!

Matt said...

Subotic looms large in our collective unconscious.

Matt said...

Also, any idea how this guy got on Liverpool's radar? Had you ever heard of him before today?

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Matt:

To answer your queries... no and yes, vaguely.

Greg Seltzer said...

I just asked... Bijev was recommended to Liverpool by his agent.

Matt said...

There you go, doing that primary reporting thing again...

Greg Seltzer said...

What can I say? I'm just a curious guy who loves the truth like it had boobs and BBQ with it.

Greg Seltzer said...

Plus, my mother always told me always told me always told me: "If you want something right, go do it yourself."

victor said...

Greg Seltzer your awesome.. That is all.

Unknown said...

who was his agent. Who has connections to Liverpool?