- Stelios Parpas (24) has finally become a Steaua player. He will stay at the Bucharest side until the summer, when Steaua has the option to buy the player. Parpas was just a rotation/backup defender for AEL, but coach Dusan Uhrin Jr., who had an experience in Romania as well, at FC Timisoara, explained that there was too much competition and that he preferred more experienced players instead. Unlike Parpas, the other Steaua target from Cyprus, Gora Tall (25), will not switch sides right now, but there’s an open door for another discussion in the summer.
- CFR Cluj is trying to finalize Roberto De Zerbi‘s (30) arrival from Napoli. The attacking midfielder could be the first Italian to have ever played in Liga I, being demanded by CFR’s coach, Andrea Mandorlini. One big problem is De Zerbi’s wage, as he currently earns around 700.000 EUR, while the top salary at the Romanian club is somewhere in the region of 350.000 EUR.
- Steaua decided not to retain American midfielder Josh Tudela (25). The player had been trying to impress the coaching staff during the training camp from Antalya, Turkey, and, although he featured in four friendly matches, he failed to convince that he can help the club.