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Lucescu calls 23 players for the friendly against Israel

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

With Cristian Chivu, Razvan Rat and Stefan Radu out injured, Razvan Lucescu offered Gabriel Tamas (transferred in January to West Bromwich Albion) the chance to reclaim his spot in the team. Another surprise is the absence of the first two choices for the goalkeeper postion, Lobont and Coman,  but, looking at the likes of Gaman, Sepsi, Florescu or Deac, it’s obvious that the National Team coach is trying to evaluate some of the promising, yet established players in the first division. Here’s is the full list of players:

  • Goalkeepers: Mircea Bornescu (Rapid, 29), Costel Pantilimon (FC Timisoara, 23)
  • Defenders: Cristian Panin (CFR Cluj, 31), Vasile Maftei (Unirea Urziceni, 29), Gabriel Tamas (WBA, 26), Dorin Goian (Palermo, 29), Mirel Radoi (Al-Hilal, 28), Valerica Gaman (Universitatea Craiova, 21), Laszlo Sepsi (FC Timisoara, 23), Mihai Nesu (FC Utrecht, 27)
  • Midfielders: Banel Nicolita (Steaua, 25), Mihai Roman (FC Brasov, 25), Iulian Apostol (Unirea Urziceni, 29), Paul Codrea (Siena, 28), Tiberiu Ghioane (Dynamo Kiew, 28), George Florescu (FC Midjtyland, 25), Ciprian Deac (CFR Cluj, 24)
  • Forwards: Gigel Bucur (Kuban, 29), Andrei Cristea (Dinamo Bucharest, 25), Ciprian Marica (VFB Stuttgart, 24), Daniel Niculae (Auxerre, 27), Marius Niculae (Dinamo Bucharest, 28).

Update: Lucescu decided that the third keeper will be Steaua’s Ciprian Tatarusanu (22), while the injured Iulian Apostol has been replaced by his colleague from Unirea Razvan Paduretu (28).

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Vazquez already facing the axe

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Presented as the man who will replace the prolific Gigel Bucur, recently tranferred to Kuban Krasnodar, Pablo Osvaldo Vazquez is already in a delicate spot at FC Timisoara. Even though a contract has been signed, it hasn’t been registered with the Romanian Professional League, as the club wanted to be sure that the Argentinian striker will stay fit during this long and difficult training period and that he’ll confirm everyone’s expectations during the friendly games. Now that his performances have been rather poor, Timisoara wants to renegotiate the deal and include a clause that would allow the club to release him in the summer, without having to pay compensation.
  • Gazeta Sporturilor presented an interesting overview of the mercato period in Romania, highlighting the clubs’ search for free players and loan deals. 66 of the 78 players transferred this winter came for free. The top spenders are FC Timisoara (1,2 mil. EUR), FC Vaslui (1 mil. EUR) and CFR Cluj (750.000 EUR). Steaua didn’t spend 1 euro as a transfer fee, while champions from Unirea Urziceni didn’t complete a single transfer!

Bucur follows Petrescu

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment
  • The long negotiations between Kuban Krasnodar and Gheorghe Bucur (29) are getting close to a happy-end. The prolific striker from FC Timisoara has been offered a wage around 600.000 EUR and hours ago announced that only small details need to be put into place, in order to complete the deal. Apparently, FC Timisoara won’t make any problems, as “the player will be repaid for his excellent services”, but probably has already agreed to a transfer fee, in the region of 1-1,5 mil. EUR.
  • FC Vaslui is testing these days Peter Dolezaj, a 28 years old central defender, from Spartak Trnava. The Slovakian centre-back has already featured in a friendly game for FC Vaslui and awaits the decision of coach Marius Lacatus.
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