Goalkeeper Martin Bogatinov announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that he is officially a free agent after his contract was terminated with Karpaty.
Martin Bogatinov made the following comment on his Facebook page, “The journey with Karpaty Lviv is finished, now I’m a free agent. I want to thank the fans of the club for the support while I was on the team. I will never forget you.”
Bogatinov further added, “Thank you also to my agents who stayed with me in this difficult time, and also to FFU for making the correct decision. If you take out these past six months, I can only say good things about my tenure with Karpaty, especially about the city of Lviv and its residents. Thank you for rooting for me and you will forever remain in my heart.”
The 27-year-old Bogatinov was punished by the management of Karpaty for refusing a pay cut in the summer. After that, he was relegated to train with the reserves and kept outside of the first team. Several months ago, he was reinstated back on the first team, and once again listed on the roster on the club’s official website, but he failed to make any matchday squad in both league and domestic cup matches.
Thus, Bogatinov asked the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) to release him from his contract with Karpaty. Today, he succeeded in his efforts and will now be able to pursue a new club in the winter transfer window.