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Best players of the season in Romania: left-backs

June 10, 2010 1 comment
  1. Pablo Brandan, 27 years old

    PABLO BRANDAN – Unirea Urziceni

  2. Vladimir Bozovic – Rapid Bucharest
  3. Laszlo Sepsi – FC Timisoara
  4. Roosevelt Tavares de Melo “Ezequias”- FC Brasov
  5. Adrian Salageanu – Otelul Galati

My view: Well, I would have chosen pretty much the same order. Brandan is a complete, mature defender, his versatility is a bonus!, who could make it everywhere. Wanted by Stuttgart in the winter break, he’s now waiting for anothere concrete offer and hoping that Unirea will show understanding, given the fact that he came to Urziceni on a free transfer and acted like a true professional, even when he had every reason to be unhappy. Nice development by Sepsi, who improved while away at Benfica and Santander – we’ll probably see him higher in the standings next season. If Brandan leaves ;-)

My choices: I think Leonardo Veloso deserves to be mentioned, in spite of a handful of appearances for CFR Cluj in the second half of the season. Dinamo’s Pulhac started again to look like a decent player, but the guy seems to have some serious issues and has lost the right moment to move abroad and away from the club that raised him. Something that hopefully won’t happen to Unirea Alba Iulia’s Bucurica (11th place in gsp’s standings!), demanded by several important clubs this summer…

Note: the top five is taken from Gazeta Sporturilor, a newspaper that uses the service of Digital Soccer Project. These results are based on a series of specific criteria for each position, include only players that have collected at least 1.200 minutes on the pitch in the past season and the only subjective part of the analysis consists in the average marks received by the newspaper’s writers.

Forget about Brandan! FC Koln wants Bucurica!

May 25, 2010 1 comment

It seems that all the rumors regarding FC Cologne’s interest in the Romanian market could lead to another interesting transfer this summer. After the signing of Rapid’s Alexandru Ionita, Soldo’s team is helding talks with Unirea Alba Iulia – ready to return to the second division, after one season spent in Liga I – regarding the promising left back Bogdan Bucurica. The 23 years old, who has been watched this season by a couple of Russian clubs, awaits the clubs’ agreement to pass some tests and discuss personal terms.

According to Unirea’s president, the Romanian side wants a better percentage from the player’s future transfer, saying that Cologne is ready to pay around 1 million Euros at this point. In my opinion, the German club will pay a lot less, this guy is only fishing around…

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