August 31, 2018 / 7:12 PM / 9 months ago

Soccer: Nuremberg sign Dutch winger Misidjan from Ludogorets

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League Round of 32 First Leg - PFC Ludogorets Razgrad vs AC Milan - Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad, Bulgaria - February 15, 2018 Ludogorets’ Virgil Misidjan in action with AC Milan's Franck Kessie REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bundesliga club FC Nuremberg have signed Dutch winger Virgil “Vura” Misidjan from Bulgarian champions Ludogorets for an undisclosed fee, the Razgrad-based side said on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who is able to play pending an appeal against a prison sentence for attacking a man in the Netherlands, won five successive Bulgarian league titles with Ludogorets after joining them from Willem II Tilburg in 2013.

In May, Misidjan was sentenced to six months in prison, two of which are suspended, for attacking a man in a car park in the Dutch city of Roosendaal in January.

He was charged with violent behaviour and causing severe bodily harm to a 68-year-old man, who suffered a double ankle fracture and a broken elbow.

Ludogorets said that Misidjan would appeal against the verdict.

Nuremberg confirmed the deal but declined to comment on the prison sentence, saying: “We ask for your understanding that both club and player will not comment on this.”

Bulgarian media reported that Misidjan, who scored 24 goals in 124 matches in all competitions for Ludogorets, would cost Nuremberg five million euros ($5.80 million).

Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; editing by Clare Fallon

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