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Mirel Radoi To Join Pompey?

Mirel Radoi To Join Pompey?

Pompey to sign Mirel Radoi?

The defensive midfielder was highly rated in the Romanian Division A last season.

Gigi Becali, the owner of Steaua Bucharest, has agreed to a deal. Although he is unwilling to name the club buying the player but reports suggest it`s Portsmouth (however Pompey had an offer for Emana accepted today.)

'Look, I'm not just his godfather now, I'm also his agent', he said, 'we're talking about a Premier League football team here.

'The transfer is 90% complete. I will know 100% on Wednesday. I'm a business man, I asked for 12 million Euros for him, we negotiated and eventually we agreed on 11 million Euros.

The player is believed to have agreed a contract. 'I sorted everything out, contract, salary, the deal is as good as done. I talked to Mirel as well and he said 'Godfather, I'll do as you say'', added Becali.

'I'm reluctantly letting him go but I'm doing it for him, not for the money. I would have given him away for 10 million (euros) but we shook hands on 11,' he added.

Milan Mandaric was apparently in Bucherest on Friday to agree to the deal.

'Roach called me two days ago and asked me to put him in touch with Steaua,' said Illie Dumitrescu.

'A month and a half ago, the English wanted Mirel for 6 million,' the former Romanian international revealed.

'Gigi (Becali) said the offer was very low. If someone close to Steaua said that he refused the offer I wouldn't believe them, but somebody from Liverpool phoned me and told me about Becali's refusal.'

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Date:Saturday June 17 2006
Time: 8:24PM


Can you get some background info on this guy Les? Iv'e never heared of him before!
17/06/2006 20:58:00
Let's hope he ain't another expensive euro flop. Takes's time to settle & understand the lingo etc. It's seem a lot of dosh for who?
17/06/2006 21:03:00
I now read on another Pompey website that this chap was looked at by Liverpool as a possible replacement for Gerrad. If that's the case it could be a good deal for us. Didn't know Gerrard was off anywhere?
17/06/2006 21:08:00
you don't want to read my fellow websites, they don't have a clue! Will do linvoy!
17/06/2006 21:21:00
Mirel Radoi is the best football player in Romania and I hope he gets to another team from UK. No offence, but Steaua, the team where Radoi is captain won the championship and played the UEFA semi finals, so I think it would be better if he got to a better team than the last in UK. Any way, here in Romania, we don`t know anything for sure, but it appears that he will eventually go to Liverpool
18/06/2006 05:48:00
hey people, did i read that radoi was going to go to man utd a while back but they couldnt agree personal terms ?
pompey pessimist
18/06/2006 10:02:00
storagematt ... there are rumours that Gerrrrrrrard is in "advanced negotiations" at Real Madrid ... i CANNOT believe this at all though ... look at what happened to Owen ... if he leaves, its only for the $$$$$$$$$. YET, i think he loves football and the pool so I cant see him doing it.
pompey pessimist
18/06/2006 10:19:00
i heard we out bid man u this year
18/06/2006 10:20:00
well in that case if man ure and pool are interested in this player then maybe it is worth it. what i dont understand is why we cant afford DA wage packet yet we are willing to add 4mil to a price tag ??? i am reading this right ?
pompey pessimist
18/06/2006 10:53:00
0 <----- There ya go lads and lasses. A little bit about him. I'm not sure that someone coming out of Romania is worth paying 11 mill euros for.
18/06/2006 18:02:00
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