Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cluj interested in Catania's Dica

"Niculae Dica arrived at Catania this summer from Steaua Bucharest, but has not produced the impact he expected on Serie A football.

The Romanian international worked with coach Walter Zenga in the 2004-05 season at Steaua, but their partnership was not nearly as succesful the time around as Dica seems intent on leaving the Sicilian side.

Zenga recently admitted that Dica has not been able to settle in Italy and that he will likely be transferred in the January transfer window, according to tuttomercatoweb.

The latest suitors seem to be one of this year's Champions League entrants CFR Cluj, coached by Italian tactician Maurizio Trombetta. The move would likely be in the form of a short-term loan until the end of the season when a permanent deal could be made or other concrete transfer options become available to Dica.

Catania spent approximately €3 million on the 28-year-old this summer."
Great player with amazing skills, he's very underrated but I've seen him achieve Mutu's height many times. He's world class in my opinion but hasn't been called up much at all in the WCQs (for the first-team anyway) unless it was because he decided to stick to his club instead.

He is going to be one of the best in the Liga I when the season continues, that's for sure. Gonna have fun watching him a bit more. Dica is already transferred there and will be waiting anxiously to start his debut with CFR Cluj 1907.