UPDATE: This is now a done deal
In stunning transfer news this morning, multiple sources are reporting that FC Dallas defender Anton Nedyalkov will be returning to Bulgaria:
The reports say that not only will Ludogorets make the official announcement today, but that Anton is already in Austria, where the team is undertaking preseason training.
“The Ludogorez transfer is a step forward in my career and I hope to help the team to become a Bulgarian champion and to play in the Champions League,” said Nedyalkov.
Ludogorets will play Crusaders FC in the 1st Qualifying Round of the Champions League. Ties to be played 10-11th July & 17-18th July.
The Bulgarian Barbarian joined FC Dallas this season from CSKA, who are rivals of Ludogorets in the Bulgarian League. Needless to say, the CSKA fanbase is outraged by their former player, and fan favorite, joining their bitter rivals (will need translator app):
The headline reads “From Beloved to Traitor”. This announcement is big time news in Bulgaria, where comments of both outrage and support, are pouring out from both fanbases.
What do you think? Are you surprised? Can FC Dallas afford to lose a defender? Was Nedyalkov a bust?