Torino interested in signing Ivan Trichkovski

Ivan Trichkovski (with the ball)Italian side Torino is interested in signing Ivan Trichkovski, Italian media reported today.

Torino, who secured promotion to Italy’s Serie A after playing in Serie B last season, are looking to strengthen the team in the transfer market.  One of the names mentioned as possible reinforcements was Macedonian striker Ivan Trichkovski.

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Media in Italy reports that Torino is looking for a fast forward with good dribbling skills to play on the wing and Ivan fits that description.  He still has one more year remaining on his contract with APOEL, and the Cypriot club is supposedly asking for 1.2 million Euros for the transfer.  The biggest stumbling block for Torino is that Trichkovski is a non EU player and since there is a limit as to the number of those players on a team in Italy, that could present problems in finalizing a deal.

Trichkovski had a solid season with APOEL last year, although the club failed to defend the league title.  APOEL finished in third place, with Ivan scoring 5 goals and providing 3 assists.  However, last season was a success due to the tremendous results in the Champions League.  APOEL reached the quarter finals where they were eventually eliminated by Spanish giants Real Madrid.  In the Champions League, Ivan scored one goal in the road encounter against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

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