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Lazio offered 3 million Euros for Gabriel Torje. Dinamo will soon regret the decision to turn it down


Gabriel Torje, 21 years old

Dinamo’s officials stated that a written offer has arrived from Lazio, a bigger one than the initial 2 million Euros, but, as I was saying earlier,  the Red Dogs expect at least 4 million Euros. Of course, to get that kind of money, they’ve asked Lazio for 5 :-)

In my opinion, the Bucharest side will not get more than the current offer, especially now when the interest from Borussia Dortmund has cooled down and there isn’t a sign of competition for the player’s signature. Torje isn’t worth it and the ways he could increase his market value are limited: an excellent season with Dinamo (possible), moving from the U21 to the senior national team (not likely, Lucescu will give credit to Mihai Roman), playing Champions League football with Dinamo next season (improbable and he’ll need at least one and a half years for that!). My point is: Dinamo made a poor deal, paying 2 million Euros for 50% of the player’s transfer rights and they’ll never get their money back, that’s why the idea of making a profit out of it seems to be unrealistic. I would have accepted the money and only tried to negotiate a percentage of the player’s next transfer, considering his just 21 and the move to Serie A alone should increase the player’s market value, which could have covered the club’s losses and even kept a small chance to make some profit in two or three years time.

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  1. Martha
    July 28, 2010 at 11:30 am | #1

    I remember rumors (possibly dubious?) of interest from Torino at the start of last season — would have loved to see him there, his skillset is not something anyone else there offers.

    Do think this will end with him eventually moving to Lazio, or staying with Dinamo?

    • July 28, 2010 at 11:33 am | #2

      Well, unless Dinamo offers me an executive position in the club, I believe they’ll try to get more money, until Lazio will pull out of the deal :-). Seriously, we shouldn’t neglect the influence of Ioan “Giovani” Becali at Dinamo and the deal that saw Radu Stefan move for a lot of cash from Dinamo to Lazio.

  1. July 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm | #1

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