Soccer-Partizan’s Bulgaria defender Ivanov joins Basel (Reuters)

SOFIA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Bulgarian defender Ivan Ivanov has joined Swiss champions Basel from the Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade, the two clubs said on Thursday. “I am very happy to join Basel, it’s a step forward in my career,” Ivanov, who signed a three-year contract, told local media. The deal includes an option for one more year. The 25-year-old centre back, capped 35 times by the Balkan country, joined Partizan from Russia’s Alania Vladikavkaz in 2011 and also had a successful spell at CSKA Sofia. He won two Serbian league title with the Belgrade-based side. …

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