Posts Tagged ‘Ajaccio’


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Italian striker, Alessandro Del Piero, has rejected Ajaccio’s offer and has decided to continue playing for the A-League club Sydney FC.

One of Piero’s close friends, Fabrizio Ravanelli, has recently been appointed as the manager of Ajaccio. So, Piero was supposed to be attracted to a move to France. But, that wasn’t the case to be. Because of family reasons, the 38 years old Italian veteran has opted to stay in Australia.

Talking to the reporters about the possibility of Piero’s arrival, one of the Ajaccio officials said, “We had been trying to convince him to make a move since quite a few weeks, but, he has finally turned down our offer and has decided to stay in Australia.”

When asked about the reason why Piero rejected the offer, that official said, “He has probably done that because of family reasons and we respect his decision.”

Piero had joined Sydney FC at the start of the last season. Sydney FC is currently paying him 2 million Dollars per season which is the highest amount paid to any player in the A-League.

Piero played his first match for Sydney FC against Wellington Phoenix on 6th of October last year. His first goal for the club came 7 days later in a home game against Newcastle Jets. That was the first time Piero was playing on the home ground of Sydney FC.

In January this year, Piero netted 4 times in a match against Wellington Phoenix. This was the first occasion in his career that he had found the net more than three times.

Piero ended the season at no. 4 in the list of leading goal scorers. He played a total of 24 matches for Sydney FC and found the net 14 times.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The Romanian attacker Adrian Mutu that he is extremely confident that he will score more goals than the PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the French league this season. Both the players have moved from the Italian Serie A to the French league. While Zlatan Ibrahimovic has once again cemented his reputation as one of the best players in the world by moving to PSG, Adrian Mutu has been on the downhill since being found guilty of drug abuse during his Chelsea career. However, the move to France will be a step up in the right direction according to the Romanian striker.

He has signed for the French league club Ajaccio. The 33-year-old will be one of the experienced players of the Ajaccio squad. He has said that he is ready to help the team with his experience of having played with some of the best clubs in the world and in some of the most important matches. He is also hoping that his teammates will help him score more goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ajaccio managed to get a goalless draw against PSG recently. Despite boasting a wealth of attacking talent, Carlo Ancelotti’s men could not just past Ajaccio, and the addition of Mutu will only strengthen the team.

“I know Zlatan well, he’s a good friend. I’ll set him a challenge to see who scores more. Even though he’s in the better team, it’s no problem. I’d bet on myself. Ajaccio are a good club for me at a good time. The president showed me such passion, I really appreciated the way he spoke to me. What he had to say interested me, and I want to be a part of what he’s doing. I want to feel I’m important and useful,” said Mutu, who had complete his move to the French club in the next few days.


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

The former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu is close to securing a move to the French first division club Ajaccio. The club president recently revealed that they have been conducting discussions with the former Chelsea striker over the possibility of a potential move. The Romanian international is regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe, although he is coming to the end of his career. However, his career has been chequered with various scandals that has taken the limelight out of his talent. Ajaccio, though, are likely to get the best out of the player, as he has a lot to prove to the world.

He has also been found guilty of drug abuse while he was a Chelsea player. As a result of the court verdict, Adrian Mutu owes more than £ 14 million in compensation to the Premier league club. It remains to be seen if he will be able to pay the amount before the end of his career.   The sad thing is that he is genuienly good enough to play in the biggest chelsea fixtures.

The 30-year-old striker might be under the contract of the Italian second division club Cesena, but the Ajaccio president has revealed that a move is close to being finalised. Adrian Mutu has played for the likes of Chelsea, Juventus, Fiorentina and Parma during his long and illustrious career.

“His financial demands are much lower than Brandao for a player of another calibre. If we succeed, it will be a massive coup and it is very much on the right track,” said the President of the French Ligue 1 club. The arrival of Adrian Mutu will certainly be a statement of intent for the club given that he has a proven track record of scoring goals in all the clubs he has played for during his professional career. Adrian Mutu tested positive for the banned cocaine back in 2004.