Posts Tagged ‘Ajaccio’

Adrian Mutu has decided to continue his playing career at least for the next few months

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Former Romanian international Adrian Mutu has decided to continue his playing career at least for the next few months after joining IPL club FC Pune City. The Indian Premier League completed a very successful first season complete with superstars like Nicolas Anelka.

Amidst rumours that they were about to attract the likes of Ronaldinho and several other great former players, they have prepared for the new campaign by bringing in the former Chelsea striker. Mutu had a difficult few years after joining Chelsea, but he appears to have recovered from the long ban that was imposed after being found guilty of testing positive for cocaine.

Since then, his career resumed with the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina while recently ending his European career with Romanian club Petrolul Ploiești. Despite testing positive for cocaine and suffering a lot as a result, Mutu is regarded as a fine footballer nonetheless. His signing will represent a major coup for Pune in the upcoming IPL campaign. Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel stated that the immense experience that the player brings will be of great importance to the team, while the goal scoring attributes of the striker are second to none. Mutu has stated that he is excited to join a young and upcoming league. (more…)

Adrian Mutu wont return to Fiorentina

Monday, March 30th, 2015

In January, a string of rumors were linking Adrian Mutu with a return to his former club Fiorentina as the Romanian footballer had ended his contract with the Romanian club Petrolul Ploiesti and he was a free agent for a few months.

Adrian Mutu used to perform with the Fiorentina jersey a few years ago; it was with the Italian club where he really managed to stand out as he scored over 50 goals and made over 110 performances.

There was no doubt whatsoever that Mutu had an outstanding time in Italy as a player of Fiorentina and since he was a free agent, for a short period of time it was believed that Mutu was going to spend the last few years of his career in the club where he made a huge impact, in Fiorentina but those rumors did not last very long as Mutu later decided to retire from playing football at a competitive stage.

Mutu’s career in Fiorentina reached a downhill point after he was tested positive for doping as well as a series of injuries which kept him out of action for almost the entire season of 2009-10.

When his time with Fiorentina reached it’s end, he went on to join Cesena, Ajaccio and Petrolul Ploiesti but the highest point of his career was undoubtedly was spent with the Fiorentina jersey.

Chelsea was the only Premier League club that Adrian Mutu joined in his playing career and the English club has been attempting to seek compensation from the Romanian footballer since 2005 due to a ‘’breach of contract’’ which initiated after Mutu left Chelsea and went on to join Juventus. (more…)


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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Friday, December 14th, 2012

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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.