Rapid breaks the rules. So what?
FC Vaslui informed the Professional Football League (LPF) that three of its players, who are still under contract, have been missing from training in the past few weeks. LPF took note of the suspension dictated by the club against Neven Markovici (23, left back), Hristijan Kirovski (24, striker) and Marko Ljubinkovici (28, attacking midfielder). Interesting enough, all of them looked very promising at some point (Kirovski scored a brace in his first game for Vaslui, coming on as a sub in the 80th minute!, while Ljubinkovic was outstanding two seasons ago, scoring 16 goals playing in midfield!), but recently fell out of favor, reacting badly to the increased competition for a place in the first team.
- In spite of FC Timisoara’s threats, the contracts of Dacian Varga and Tiberiu Balan were registered with the Romanian Professional League, who, once again, closed its eyes as Rapid dribbled past the current rules. The fact is that the Bucharest club “shopped” outside the transfer window and this is just another example of how the big guys are allowed to break the rules. The problem is that FC Timisoara will refuse to go all the way and get UEFA‘s attention on this matter, as, in the future, they could use such a precedent themselves ;-).
- Gueye Mansour has been included in FC Timisoara’s team that travelled to Bucharest for the first time after a seven months long lay-off, due to a knee injury. The Senegalese forward never got the chance to play again for the Viola club, where he had returned last summer, after a successful loan spell at Gloria Buzau, scoring 7 goals in 14 matches for a team that relegated at the end of the season.
- .Astra Ploiesti decided not to sign Ats Purje (24).The Estonian international has been training with the club for the last couple of weeks, but, given the excellent recent displays from Liviu Ganea and Diego Lopez, Nicolo Napoli refused to satisfy the player’s high demands.