July 11, 2014 / 5:02 PM / in 4 years

Soccer-CSKA Sofia midfielder Chochev joins Palermo

SOFIA, July 11 (Reuters) - Bulgarian midfielder Ivaylo Chochev has joined Serie A newcomers Palermo from CSKA Sofia on a three-year contract, the 31-times Bulgarian champions said on Friday.

Chochev, considered as one of the best young players in the Balkan country, scored seven goals in 45 matches since joining CSKA from Chavdar Etropole last year.

The 21-year-old has played 10 times for Bulgaria’s under-21 team.

Palermo were promoted back to Italy’s top flight after finishing top in Serie B. (Reporting by Angel Krasimirov, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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