SIGNING: Coventry City snap up Bulgarian international Vladimir Gadshev until June 2017

Thu 24 Mar 2016
Author: Kieran Crowley

The 28-year old joins the Sky Blues after he left Bulgarian side Levski Sofia in December following successful trial...

Coventry City have signed Bulgarian international Vladimir Gadshev until 30th June 2017.

The Sky Blues have snapped up the experienced midfielder on a deal until the end of the 2016/17 season, with a one-year extension option in the club's favour.

The 28-year old started his professional career in Greece with Panathinaikos and enjoyed loan spells with Levadiakos and OFI Crete.

In 2008, he moved back to his native Bulgaria on loan to Levski Sofia before making the deal permanent in 2009. Gadshev was with the Bulgarian giants for six years where he made 186 appearances, scoring 25 goals where he obtained Champions League and Europa League experience, before leaving in December.

His form at Levski saw him break into the Bulgarian national team in 2010 which has seen him capped 25 times, scoring one goal in a 2-1 win against Belarus, and recently played in the UEFA European Qualifiers against Malta.

City boss Tony Mowbray said: "We're delighted to welcome Vladimir to the club and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"Vladimir joined the club on a two-week trial and we've been really impressed with what we've seen from him. It's obvious to me that he has a lot of technical quality with the ball and I can only see that benefiting the team in the future.

"Looking over his career, he has vast experience in the Greek and Bulgarian top flight and he's an experienced international so he has plenty of pedigree which is a valuable asset to any club.

"Whilst he's available for the rest of this season, it's important that we make sure Vladimir settles into the club and into the squad as we continue to build a squad for the future." 

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