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Marcel Popescu brings Paunovic to Craiova

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Universitatea Craiova signed Ivan Paunovic (23), from Srem. The Serbian midfielder agreed to a short contract, until the end of the season, but with an option to extend it for four more years. Interesting enough, the player brought in Romania by FIFA agent Marcel Popescu had been training for the past couple of weeks with Astra Ploiesti, but failed to agree terms when it came to put pen to paper.
  • Although his move to Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt was officially announced, Vasile Buhaescu (22) switched sides today and went on loan to a second division club, Concordia Chiajna. The striker, a former U21 player for Romania, belongs to FC Vaslui, but would have had no realistic chance to feature in the second half of season, given the tough competition for a place in the team and the club’s ambition to try and mount a serious title challenge.
  • Dinamo and Astra Ploiesti, teams that were sharing the rights of two players, Georgian Paun (24, forward) and Eugen Craciun (23, full back), found an agreement that makes Paun a Dinamo player and transfers Craciun to Astra. If Craciun will continue to play for Astra, where he was on loan for the past two years anyway, Paun was re-directed to Politehnica Iasi, on loan until the end of the season, after a week or spent in Dinamo’s training camp from Turkey.

Nicolo Napoli’s focus on South America

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The coach from Astra Ploiesti has five new players under observation:

  • Diego Silva – forward, 22 years old, plays for River Plate in Uruguay
  • Alvaro Dario Alonso – full back, 28 years old, plays for Rampla Juniors in Uruguay
  • Luis Angel Vildozo – forward, 28 years old, plays for Union San Felipe in Chile
  • Marcelo Fabian Mendez Russo – central defender, 28 years old, plays for Montevideo Wanderers in Uruguay
  • Jimmy Nicolas Schmidt Vallejo – goalkeeper, 28 years old, plays for Central Espanol in Uruguay

The players have been brough by FIFA agent Marcel Popescu and the Montearreo agency.

Newly promoted Astra Ploiesti lies in 12th place in the league and has under contract 6 other foreign players: Radek Oprsal (central defender from Czech Republic, 31 years old), Abel Valdez (central defender from Argentina, 21 years old), Seto Takayuki (central midfielder from Japan, 24 years old), Paulo Dinarte Gouveia Pestana “Paulinho” (attacking midfielder from Portugal, 24 years old), Kevin Hatchi (central midfielder from France, 28 years old) and Dusan Djokic (striker from Serbia, 29 years old – on loan from Club Brugge)

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