Bojinov poised to join Parma

SOFIA - Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov is moving to promoted Serie A side Parma for one season, he told Bulgarian radio station Darik on Wednesday. "The national team is very important for me," said 23-year-old Bojinov. "But to be in the national team you need matches. That's why I decided to move to Parma." Bojinov joined Premier League City from Fiorentina in 2007 but his contribution was limited by injuries. Fiore paid Lecce 13 million euros for him in January 2005. Big-spending City have signed strikers Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz during the close season reducing Bojinov's chances of a regular place in the team. He is the second Bulgarian to join Parma after international playmaker Hristo Stoichkov, who scored five goals in 23 matches during the 1995/1996 season. Parma hope Bojinov will be a perfect replacement for striker Cristiano Lucarelli, who has joined Livorno.