HAGI SHINES IN MUTU FAREWELL MATCH

July 25th, 2022

Romanian football icon Gheorghe Hagi was the star attraction during the farewell match for Adrian Mutu last month. The 57-year-old showed glimpses of what made him the greatest of all time in Romanian football. The Cluj Arena was filled with fans who gathered for a farewell match in honour of Ex-Chelsea and Parma striker Adrian Mutu. The match saw a star-studded Romanian team take on a world team managed by veteran Italian tactician Cesare Prandelli.


The star-studded Romanian team had the likes of left-back Razvan Rat, strikerCiprianMarica and goalkeeper Bogdan Stelea. Rat made 113 caps for Romania, while Stelea played 91 times for his country. On his part, Marica scored 25 goals in 72 games for Romania. For the world team, the likes of Claude Makelele, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Ricardo Montolivio, Alberto Gilardino, Luca Toni, Tomas Ujfalusi, Fernando Couto andDavid Trezeguet were featured. Read the rest of this entry »

  LIVERPOOL COULD MISS OUT ON TARGET AS ARSENAL WILLING TO PAY UP

June 29th, 2022

According to Independent’s Miguel Delaney, Arsenal are prepared to get their checkbook out this summer as they look to sign RB Leipzig attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku. The French international is also on the shopping list of the Gunners’ Premier League rivals, Liverpool and Manchester United.

A product of the Paris Saint-Germain youth setup, Nkunku left the French giants for RB Leipzig in 2019 in search of regular game-time. And the move has paid off big time for the 24-year-old, who has developed into one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in Europe over the past three years.

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ADRIAN MUTU: CAREER IN SUMMARY

May 20th, 2022

Romanian star Adrian Mutu started his professional football career at Arges Pitesti in his home country. He played for Arges Pitesti for two years and then spent half a season at Romanian capital club Dinamo Bucharest before signing for Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan during the winter transfer window in 2000. Adrian Mutu became an Inter Milan player midway through the 1999/00 season.


Adrian Mutu played ten times for Inter Milan before he left the club to join fellow Italian team Hellas Verona and then another Italian team in Parma. He scored 39 goals for both Hellas Verona and Parma in all competitions during a three-year period. His impressive displays at Parma prompted Chelsea to splash the cash on him despite the fact that he spent just one season at the club. The Blues paid €22.5m to secure his signing from Parma in 2003. As a result of his excellent outings for Parma, Mutu was nominated for the Ballond’or award in 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

                           A LOOK AT CHELSEA’S STRIKER FLOPS OVER THE YEARS

April 27th, 2022

The Romanian, who arrived from Parma, flew out of the traps with Chelsea, scoring four goals in his opening three matches. That haul included a brace against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. His form quickly fell away, though, and he failed to establish a positive working relationship with Mourinho. He was then sacked in October 2004, having tested positive for cocaine during a drugs test.

 

  1. Hernan Crespo

Transfer fee: £16.8m

Appearances: 73 Goals: 25

After a largely uninspiring first season in England, Crespo was loaned out to AC Milan in 2004. He returned the following season, though, and went on to score a memorable late winner against Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the campaign. However, while his goal return was respectable, he never truly settled in the Premier League and the Argentine then spent two years on loan with Inter Milan, whom he joined permanently on a free transfer in 2008.

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                                     ON THIS DAY: CHELSEA SACK ADRIAN MUTU

March 30th, 2022

When Chelsea, armed with Roman Abramovich’s warchest, completed the signing of Adrian Mutu from Parma for £15.7m during the summer of 2003, it was thought that they had secured the services of one of Italian football’s hottest properties.


Indeed, Parma head coach Cesare Prandelli said of the Romanian at the time of his departure to Stamford Bridge that he was the best player in Italy last year and he has all the qualities to be a great player in the Premiership. The former manager added that the player also had an exceptional left foot and at 24 he can go on to be a top-class player. Read the rest of this entry »

WHERE IS ADRIAN MUTU NOW?

February 8th, 2022

Adrian Mutu was a Romanian superstar that fell from grace to grass after an ill-fated doping test that ruined his time in England. He tested positive for using cocaine in 2004 and was subsequently sacked from Chelsea. Though that didn’t stop clubs from lining up for him, with the player having an illustrious time in Italy before he finally retired.

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Mutu signed for Chelsea in 2003 from Parma in a deal that was in excess of £16million. He went on four goals in his first four matches, and it seemed like he was destined for the top at the club. He struggled for form for the rest of the season; he was almost sold by new coach Jose Morutinho before he got banned for seven months for using banned substances. He was ordered to pay Chelsea compensation of £16million, which was his full transfer fee from Parma.
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MUTU MAKES CHELSEA FLOP LIST

December 6th, 2021

Adrian Mutu has made the list of the most expensive flops at Chelsea as compiled by English publication Football London. The Romanian football figure was named on the list of the ten worst Chelsea signings since 2000. Apart from Adrian Mutu, ex-Argentine international Juan Sebastien Veron, Scott Parker, Asier Del Horno and Jiri Jarosik also made the list.

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The others on the list of Chelsea flops are Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko, Yuri Zhirkov, Slobodan Rajkovic, KepaArrizabalaga and Alvaro Morata.
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CHELSEA: ADRIAN MUTU TRANSFER RATED

October 29th, 2021

Romanian striker Adrian Mutu moved to Chelsea for big money and he started his career at the club on the right path until things went downhill for him amidst a lot of controversies. Adrian Mutu was not far from the newspapers for the wrong reasons most times during his stay in West London. His transfer has been rated as one of the worst under the Roman Abramovich reign according to an article from English publication Football London.


Chelsea signed Adrian Mutu from Italian Serie A side Parma at the start of the Abramovich revolution at the club in 2003. The Blues had paid £15.8m to secure his transfer from Parma and the player would leave the club in the following year. Read the rest of this entry »

MUTU: LUKAKU CAN SCORE 20 LEAGUE GOALS THIS SEASON

September 25th, 2021

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Former Chelsea star Adrian Mutu has urged the Blues New boy Romelu Lukaku to up his game and have a great first season at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku is back at Chelsea where he was as a young lad after having a career with several clubs in the English Premier League and one in Italy. Before rejoining Chelsea this summer, the Belgium international striker played for West Bromwich Albion, Everton, and Manchester United in England but was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjaer who sold him off to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan during the summer transfer window of 2018.

After joining Inter Milan, Lukaku became an even better player and began to score goals for fun in Italy. He was one of the best players in the division last season and was only outscored by Cristiano Ronaldo who was at Juventus until this summer after also sealing a transfer away from the Italian League. Read the rest of this entry »

MUTU REVEALS HE REJECTED ARSENAL BEFORE SIGNING FOR CHELSEA

August 20th, 2021

There have been a lot of transfer stories in the past where footballers would have to reject or decline the offer made by one club in favor of accepting another one from a different club and a lot of players have, in the past, confirmed that they have had to turn down a contract offer from one club just so they could accept the next available offer. While some players give reasons like they thought the accepted offer was the right one at that moment, others would, even though they rarely mention it, choose to go for the deal that would see them earn more money than the other one.

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It does happen though bit it is only on rare occasions that players would decide to turn down a big-money move to a club in favor of a transfer to another club where they would earn a relatively lower salary because they “only want to play football”. One of those players who have now revealed how they had a change in their career path by snubbing one club for another is former Chelsea player Adrian Mutu. Mutu may not be remembered as one of Chelsea’s best players ever because of the sort of career he had at Stamford Bridge but he clearly wished he had a more successful career with the Blues.
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