Probably the strangest contract in the world of football
Dorel Stoica is a 32 years old player who has been training with Steaua all summer, as Victor Piturca was convinced that he can build a successful team around this anchorman. Piturca was also convinced that a player who had moved on a free transfer from Universitatea Craiova to Al Ettifaq and arrived to Bucharest free of his contract with Al Ettifaq, can be signed without problems. What Steaua’s manager overlooked was that he’s in Romania, “the land of choice”. So, he learned recently that Stoica was forced to sign an additional page to his contract with Universitatea Craiova, agreeing that he can move on a free transfer anywhere outside Romania, but if a Romanian club would EVER want to get him, than it should come up with 999.000 Euros!
Both clubs are playing hard ball at the moment: Steaua registered the player’s contract, while Universitatea officially asked for LPF’s involvement in the case. What’s for sure is that, as soon as football ended in South Africa, the circus restarted in Romania! How could someone not love the game?