Edin Nuredinoski; photo: 24sports.com.cy

Edin Nuredinoski close to joining Rostov

Edin Nuredinoski; photo: 24sports.com.cyAccording to several Cypriot newspapers, Edin Nuredinoski is on the verge of joining Russian club Rostov.

The deal apparently got struck quickly as Ethnikos Achnas and Rostov began talks on Saturday about the transfer of Nuredinoski to the Russian club.  Nuredinoski expressed his intent earlier this summer that he wanted to join a bigger club after being with Ethnikos Achnas for the past two years.  He will always be thankful to Ethnikos Achnas for being the first foreign team to give him a chance to be a starter but at this stage in his career, he has ambitions to play for a better and bigger club.  Cypriot giants APOEL and Anorthosis expressed interest in Nuredinoski earlier this summer but they ultimately decided to go in another direction regarding the goalkeeper position.

Nuredinoski is now 29 years old and has become a regular member of the Macedonian national team.  He has made 11 appearances for the senior national team and has done okay in most games although he had a disastrous showing during a EURO 2012 qualifier against Ireland this past March.  After that performance, he was dropped by manager Mirsad Jonuz who decided to start Martin Bogatinov in the next game with Nuredinoski on the bench as the #2 keeper.  Ethnikos Achnas and Rostov reached an agreement regarding a transfer fee and Nuredinoski is expected to depart for Russia on Monday.  There, he is expected to take a medical and if everything goes well, he should sign the contract with Rostov which means he will continue his career in Russia.

Rostov finished in 9th place last season but they are struggling this season as they are currently second from bottom on the table with only 13 points after 17 rounds in the Russian top division.  Keep in mind that Bulgarian and Russian media have also reported that Rostov is interested in another Macedonian international in Darko Tasevski from Levski.

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