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Veteran Nikolov to leave Frankfurt

June 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov has decided to end his 19-year partnership with the German club for the chance to play in the MLS.

Oka Nikolov.
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The 39-year-old only recently signed a new one-year contract with the club but has decided to jump at the chance to test himself overseas, with an unnamed MLS club believed to have already made an offer.

"Eintracht are my everything - I have had a really great time at this fantastic club and I would like to thank both the club and the fans," he said on the club's official website.

"But throughout my career, I have always dreamed of expanding my horizons with a move to America and now it's possible to fulfil that."

The Bundesliga club, who refused to stand in the way of Nikolov, wished nothing but the best for one of their longest serving veterans.

"We wish Oka all the best for his private and professional future, and thank you for your great achievements," a statement read.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report