Former Lokomotiv Plovdiv Hristo Kolev has told the Bulgarian media Eyad Hammoud could develop if he signed for Sheffield Wednesday. Only this week the youngster was linked with a move to the Championship side.

Speaking to Plovdiv24, Kolev said he believes a move to England with Sheffield Wednesday would be a good move for Hammoud. The Bulgarian is unsure at the moment if the 15-year-old would be able to deal with the move, but now thinks it’s up to the Lokomotiv Plovdiv leaders to make the decision.

“It would be better for the boy if he went to England. Sheffield Wednesday believe they could develop his talent… I do not know whether Eyad will be ready for it. A possible transfer should be stipulated by the management of Lokomotiv, not us,” said the Lokomotiv Plovdiv legend.

Earlier in the week we covered reports that Greg Batten, Head of National and International Academy Recruitment at Sheffield Wednesday, travelled to Bulgaria on Tuesday. The Sheffield Wednesday official was expected to hold talks with Hammoud over a move to England.

Last year Hammoud made his senior debut, and in doing so became the second youngest player to play in the Bulgarian First Division. On his debut the young forward provided an assist in his side’s win, and has since gone on to make another two appearances for the club. Hammoud has also represented Bulgaria at youth level.