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Verona sign Mihaylov
Aug 08, 2013 11:18 AM EST
Verona have signed goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov from Dutch side Twente.
Bulgaria international Mihaylov moves to the Serie A club after six years with the Eredivisie outfit.
Mihaylov spent three seasons on loan with Twente after failing to qualify for a British work permit following his move to Liverpool in 2007.
Twente signed Mihaylov on a permanent deal in 2010 and he quickly became a mainstay at De Grolsch Veste.
He joins a Verona team that has recruited extensively since securing a return to the top flight with promotion from Serie B last term, with veteran striker Luca Toni and midfielder Massimo Donati among those to link-up with Andrea Mandorlini's side.
The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to fellow Serie A newboys Sassuolo, but he will now compete with Brazilian shot-stopper Rafael for a place in the starting 11.
Milhaylov made 35 appearances for Twente last season.