Bulgaria striker Popov joins Blackburn

SOFIA - Litex Lovech striker Ivelin Popov has agreed terms to join English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, the Bulgarian champions said on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, who scored three goals in 15 matches for Bulgaria, has completed a medical and will complete the paperwork next week subject to obtaining a work permit.

Litex did not disclose the length of the contract.

Popov, scorer of 32 goals in 101 matches in the Bulgarian top flight, was instrumental in helping the Lovech-based club win last season's league title, two national cups and the domestic Supercup.

Bulgarian media reported the deal was worth about 3 million euros although no financial details were provided by Litex.

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