Goalkeeper Martin Bogatinov will continue his career in Cyprus after he agreed to terms on a contract with Ermis.
The 28-year-old Bogatinov moves to Ermis as a free agent after spending the past couple of months in Romania with Steaua. However, Martin did not make any league appearances during his brief time with Steaua as he was mostly the club’s #3 keeper.
Ermis was the biggest surprise in Cyprus last season as they finished in 4th place, thus earning a place in the Europa League qualifications later this summer. Bogatinov will be given a chance to compete for the starting job with the other goalkeepers on Ermis.
Bogatinov played for multiple Macedonian clubs early in his career, his most memorable stint being with Rabotnichki when he played against Liverpool in the 2010-11 edition of the Europa League qualifications. At the end of 2010, Bogatinov was even named the best domestic league player in Macedonia. Soon thereafter, he transferred to Ukrainian club Karpaty Lviv where he spent nearly 3 years there before signing with Steaua in January of 2014. However, as mentioned earlier, Martin did not have the best of experiences in Romania.
He will now move to Cyprus in attempting to revive his career. Bogatinov has also lost his spot on the Macedonian national team after conceding two soft goals in a World Cup qualifier against Croatia in October of 2012. Martin has not been summoned by Macedonia in over a year (he was last called-up to be a backup to Tome Pachovski in March of 2013).