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Final day – final destination?

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Alexandru Ionita (20), Rapid’s hottest prospect, is also wanted by Racing Club Lens. Apparently, the French club has been monitorring the player since October and is ready to offer the same transfer fee 2,5 mil. EUR like FC Koln. The difference could be made by one very important detail for Rapid: who would agree to pay now and leave the player in Bucharest until the end of the season? Anyway, Rapid’s officials just announced that the player is in Germany, where he’s discussing terms with FC Koln!
  • Former Sporting Lisbon striker Marius Niculae (28) is a target for Portsmouth – who recently signed another Romanian international, Razvan Cocis – and Pymouth. Dinamo asks for 1,5 mil. EUR, an important fee for both clubs. And I personally doubt that Niculae would consider such a move to one of the two teams, on such short notice.
  • Sebastian Dubarbier (23) could make a surprising and rather un-expected move to France, according to the Romanian press. Apparently, the Argentinian winger is negotiating a deal with Lorient, who’s ready to pay 1,5 mil. EUR. Although the player has been playing below his ability lately, we’re talking about the guy CFR wanted to sell for 8-10 mil. EUR, about a year ago…

Today’s press

January 9, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Gheorghe “Gigel” Bucur (29) is very close to a move away from Timisoara. The prolific striker (17 goals in 2007-2008, 16 goals in 2008-2009 and 8 goals midway through the current season) is most likely to join his former coach from Sportul Studentesc, Dan Petrescu, who is currently managing second league club Kuban Krasnodar in Russia.
  • The Australian group from Universitatea Craiova will suffer some changes this winter, as the club is trying to part ways with defnders Joshua Rose (28) and Josh Mitchell (25). Rose can play anywhere on the left, but is a mediocre midfielder/winger, so is more useful as an attacking left back. Has been a consistent player for Universitatea, playing 113 games in the blue and white outfit and scoring 9 goals in the process. Mitchell is also left footed and can play as left back in a flat back four or as a central-left defender.  Has featured in 107 games in 4 and a half seasons and is currently in a conflict with Universitatea’s board. If both players will leave, Universitatea will keep only two Aussies in the squad: tenacious midfielder Spase Dilevski (24) and striker Michael Baird (26).
  • The board from CFR Cluj has been advised by former team captain Eugen Trica to accept any decent bid for talented forward Lacina Traore. Good advice, as Traore is currently followed by several important clubs from England and Germany and CFR has missed several opportunites so far to cash in on other good players that now are feeling jaded and playing below their ability. Sebastian Dubarbier and Juan Culio impressed last season when playing in the Champions League’s group stage, but CFR refused to lower inflated demands when the offers came in and now have every reason to regret that, as both players seem unable to raise their performances back to that level.
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