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The latest “New Hagi” has a great future. But not in professional football

July 6, 2010 2 comments

Cosmin Matei has agreed a five years long deal with Steaua, after spending almost a month under Ronny Levy’s command, at Unirea Urziceni! The 18 years old was kind enough to explain this surprising switch: ” I refused to sign for Unirea, as I couldn’t adjust to the team’s tactics. I was asked to defend, while I’m an attacking player“.

For those still interested in more details about the latest youngster labelled as “The New Hagi”, Matei (175 cm/65 kg) was raised by Farul Constanta (second division), has been a regular in the youth national teams, couldn’t be sold alongside Denis Alibec to Inter Milano, but moves to a title contender for 250.000 Euros, where he’ll probably play alongside the “The New Balaci”, Andrei Ionescu, for the reserve team, until his IQ reaches at least the same number as his body weight.

Steaua, not impressed by “The new Dzeko”

June 26, 2010 Leave a comment

One training session was enough for Victor Piturca to consider the skills and potential of Adin Dzafic not good enough for Steaua. The player’s catchy nickname, the decent scoring record at Velez Mostar (13 goals in 27 matches), the best performances on DVD, the player’s role in Bosnia’s U21, all this offered him the chance to train just once in Steaua’s outfit. Let’s face it, things are going well for the boy, who was also watched three times by Unirea Urziceni earlier this year, but couldn’t convince them to make a move…

Todorov signs for Steaua

June 10, 2010 1 comment
  • With the veteran Petre Marin already gone and other players looking to move away from Steaua, the red and blue outfit made a surprising move, before the official presentation of the new manager, Victor Piturca. The Bulgarian full-back Yordan Todorov should make up for Golanski’s departure on the right side of a brand new back four, with the Polish player gone exactly how Todorov comes to Ghencea stadium: on a free transfer. The 28 years old passed a medical today,  an exam he took among most of the players belonging to Unirea Urziceni, which caused a bit of confusion in the media today ;-).

Today’s press

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment
  • After a very poor transfer campaign, which resulted in a Ghionea&Rada – Parpas&Jelev switch, Steaua’s coach Mihai Stoichita has every reason to think about Ovidiu Petre‘s move in central defense. Petre is a natural anchorman, who matured a lot in the last couple of years, but unfortunately for him couldn’t perform consistently, being quite prone to injuries. Petre would bring composure and aerial strength in defense and would also be the type of centre-back that Stoichita wants, one that has enought technique and vision to start the team’s build-up from the back four.
  • Poli Iasi announced a debt of over half of million euro towards the state budget (unpaid taxes and health ensurance) and is among the first division clubs that will struggle to obtain the license to play first division football next year. Poli also has some debt towards other firms, while the players received this month the wages they were supposed to get in December.
  • Dinamo looks quite desperate in the club’s attempts to sign some players, mainly defenders, a week before the start of the second half of season. With the first team in the final days of the training camp from Turkey, the reserve team has been testing players like the Czech Martin Zivny (28), from Austria Karnten, and the Brazilian Joao Paolo Fernando (20), brother of Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper Doni. The Bucharest side is also hoping to get its hands on Nikola Vukcevic (25), from Buducnost Podgorica, who apparently is expecting his visa to come and negotiate personal terms.
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