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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!

Today’s press

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Steaua seems to have agreed to sign three players, but only one deal has some sort of confirmation so far: the Bulgarian centre-back Zhivko Zhelev agreed to a 10.000 EUR/month contract and will leave his current club, Otelul Galati. In exchange, Steaua will send to Galati the talented left midfielder Razvan Ochirosii (who was “snatched” from the same club by Mihai Stoica, now at Unirea Urziceni), one of the hottest prospects a few years ago, but who never made it among the seniors at Steaua. Otelul gets rid of a problem and also gets 50% of a talented 20 years old. Good deal!
  • The other two Steaua targets: Bulgarian striker Hristo Yovov and Rwanda central defender Edwin Ouon.
  • Adrian Cristea (attacking midfielder, Dinamo, 26 years old) has been offered to Kuban Krasnodar for 1 mil. EUR. This is no surprise, as Dan Petrescu, the new manager, has been given complete control over transfers and already announced that will try to sign 5 or 6 Romanian players. Cristea is definitely among the most talented, but has an atitude problem and is a gamble Petrescu won’t make. Same situation with Ianis Zicu (attacking midfielder, Dinamo, 26 years old), although Petrescu already tried to sign him when he was coaching Unirea Urziceni, so has better chances. Anyway, it’s going to be a very good month for agents Victor and Ioan “Giovani” Becali ;-).
  • Vladimir Bozovic (left back/left midfielder, Rapid, 28 years old) is a target for a French first division outfit, according to his agent, Zvonko Milojkovic. Rapid is in deep financial trouble and owner George Copos has been trying to sell the club (the German businessman Lutz Stache was the last person interested in such a deal), so raising money from transfers looks like the only option right now. Rapid paid 200.000 for his transfer from OFK Belgrade in 2007, but won’t settle for anything below 1 mil. EUR.
  • In case Gigel Bucur (striker, FC Timisoara, 29 years old) leaves to club – an offer from Kuban is expected – the Viola outfit will try to sign the Argentinian Pablo Osvaldo Vazquez (centre forward, Strongest, 27 years old).
  • The talented Gheorghe Grozav (forward, Unirea Alba Iulia, 19 years old) is very close to a deal with Standard Liege, where he went on trial last summer and left a good impression. The transfer fee: 300.000 EUR
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