Popov set for Potters loan move
Popov, 27, will finalise his switch to the Britannia Stadium on
Monday, before joining up with his national squad.
Popov caught the eye of Pulis during last season’s Europa League
match between the sides.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis told his club’s official website: “Goran
really impressed me last season.
“He’s an experienced player for his age and he has a great left
foot on him.
“Naturally gifted left-sided players are like gold-dust, so he
will give us strength in depth down that left hand side which can
only improve us.
“We had him watched when he played in the Europa League against
Feyenoord the other night and he did exceptionally well in that
“Goran wants to play in the Premier League and he was impressed
with us when we played the two games against them in the Europa
“It’s a season-long loan, so we have got a good opportunity to
see how he adjusts to English football before we make a commitment
to signing him.”
Popov, who has won 41 caps for Macedonia, joined Kiev in the
summer of 2010 on a five-year contract after spells in Russian,
Greek and Dutch football.