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Transfer analysis: FC Timisoara

December 10, 2010 1 comment

A more discrete presence on the market than in the past, Timisoara managed to sign three players that were going to play an important part in the first half of the season: Ovidiu Burca, on a free transfer, Helder, on loan from Nancy, and the former Inter Milan signing (back in the days when his huge potential had enough years ahead to be fulfilled), Ianis Zicu. The results were better than ever, with the team finishing the year unbeaten, even after a quite long spell under the command of an unexperienced coach like Cosmin Contra, and this strategy offered the chance to shine to players like Axente or Scutaru, talented youngsters bought a few years ago, who were used to be sent on loan or kept on the bench.

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Kozak – set to leave Timisoara, Golanski – still waiting for Steaua’s offer

April 26, 2010 1 comment
  • After the 3-3 away draw against Steaua, Timisoara’s owner Marian Iancu announced that the club will release the Slovakian midfielder Jan Kozak, brought last winter from Slovan Bratislava. The 30 years old collected his ninth appearance in the Viola outfit last night, featuring as a substitute, and is accused that he’s following only personal goals and not giving 100% to help the team.

Update: As there are a few searches on the net regarding “kozák temešvár salery”, let me say that Kozak would have earned 200.000 Euros until June 2011. 😉

  • Pawel Golanski is still waiting for an offer to extend the deal that will expire in June, but Steaua’s officials are still considering if the Polish full-back deserves this. Although he’s got some quality, the right back has been tormented by injuries and lacked consistency in the years spent in Ghencea, no wonder he cannot force Steaua’s hand with one or two offers already received from other interested clubs in such a player, on a free transfer

Filipovic, in talks with Ceahlaul

March 2, 2010 1 comment
  • Following the sacking of Gigi Multescu, Ceahlaul’s owner started to look around for a foreign coach interested in taking up such a difficult job. Apparently, he immediately found one, as Zoran Filipovic – the former coach of Montenegro’snational team – is expected in Romania to hold talks with Gheorghe Stefan and to follow live the team’s next official game, away at Dinamo. After 19 rounds, Ceahlaul is at the bottom of the standings, with only 13 points, five less than Gloria Bistrita, who closes the safety zone.

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  • With speculation rising that he might be thenext coach sacked in LigaI, Ioan Ovidiu Sabau should feel slightly more secure, after the public backing received from club owner Marian Iancu. But only slightly more secure :-).
  • Although the start of 2010 might look perfect, with six points out of six, trouble is just around the corner at Dinamo, as usual. Read more…

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.

Today’s press

January 26, 2010 Leave a comment
  • A target for both Steaua Bucharest and FC Vaslui, Edwin Ouon (29) has very slim chances to come and play in Romania this year. The defender’s agent, David Lasaracina, admitted that FC Vaslui’s president, Adrian Porumboiu, was a man of honor and had presented an official offer like the one discussed over the phone (a transfer fee of 700.000 EUR), but the player wanted Steaua instead. Here, the negotiation reached a dead point when Steaua offered 200.000 upfront to AEL Limassol, plus an extra 600.000 EUR in the summer, in case the Bucharest side will go on and win the title, and started to curse everyone in the room when he realized that he cannot find an agreement.
  • FC Timisoara’s owner Marian Iancu announced the end of negotiations with the Armenian twins, Arman and Artavazd Karamyan, whose contracts will expire in the summer. And, unlilke other clubs, Timisoara won’t send the pair to the club’s reserve team until then as punishment for not signing an extension, instead, offered them the chance to find a mutual agreement with the club to cease the current deals right now and look for another team. It’s a nice approach, that repays both players. Artavazd played 92 matches for Timisoara, scoring 10 goals and often wearing the team’s armband, while his brother Arman collected 50 matches in the Viola shirt and scored 16 goals.
  • FIFA agent Florin Manea has been promised a 100.000 EUR bonus in case Rapid Bucharest wins the title, to repay the work done in this mercato period without any comissions. Florin Manea is the son of current Rapid coach Nicolae Manea and helped the club negotiate with the likes of Edgars Gauracs from Ventspils and Ilie Iordache, from AEK Athens.
  • Dinamo Bucharest is trying to convince Ousmane N’Doye (31) to extend the current deal, which should expire in the summer. The strong left footed midfielder left a solid impression in Romania both at FC Vaslui and Dinamo and looks to be better than most of his opponents even without trying too hard on the pitch. It seems that the Senegalese has already been contacted by Neuchatel Xamax and that Dinamo is facing a real struggle to keep hold of the player.

Today’s press

January 24, 2010 1 comment
  • The Dayro Moreno case took a new turn, as the player looks very determined to leave Romania. In the time spent here, he tried to convince Steaua’s board to accept a bid from Once Caldas, although the Bucharest side had already shook hands with FC Timisoara. Moreno held talks with Timisoara, but surprised everyone with his demands. Knowing what the club is ready to offer (around 200.000 EUR / season), the attacking midfielder asked 300.000 EUR / season, while at Steaua he was getting only 60.000 EUR / season. His strategy angered Timisoara’s president Marian Iancu, who decided to withdraw from any negotation and Moreno returned to Colombia, where he could get good news (Steaua accepts an inferior offer from Once Caldas) or a bad news (Steaua suspends the player for the reminder of his contract).
  • The veteran defender Cosmin Contra (34) is looking forward to a return to his beloved club FC Timisoara. Only a reserve player at Getafe in the first half of season, Contra is tempted by a return home given Timisoara’s chances of winning the title. This won’t be a premiere for the expert right back, as he did it once before, when he was an Atletico Madrid player, back in 2005.
  • Steaua has not given up on two of its targets and the club is pushing hard for a deal with AEL Limassol regarding central defender Edwin Ouon (29), desperately wanted by coach Mihai Stoichita, after the red and blue outfit parted ways with Ionut Rada and skipper Sorin Ghionea. Steaua raised its offer from 300.000 EUR to 700.000 EUR. The same transfer fee could be paid also for FC Brasov’s right back, Rui Duarte (29). The Portuguese is probably the best player in the league on this position and is currently in a middle of a scandal with his club, having refused to return to Romania and start training for two weeks now.
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