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Espanyol recruit Raducanu

Published: Monday 26 January 2004, 11.04CET
RCD Espanyol have signed high-scoring Romanian striker Claudiu Raducanu from FC Steaua Bucuresti.

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Published: Monday 26 January 2004, 11.04CET

Espanyol recruit Raducanu

RCD Espanyol have signed high-scoring Romanian striker Claudiu Raducanu from FC Steaua Bucuresti.
Struggling Spanish side RCD Espanyol have bolstered their attack by signing striker Claudiu Raducanu from Romanian leaders FC Steaua Bucuresti.

Contract details
The deal will see the 27-year-old complete the rest of the season with Espanyol plus a further three years. The Romanian club are expected to receive a figure in the region of €1.4m. Steaua president and owner Gigi Becali said: "Raducanu did his duty and his job for Steaua, so he deserves this chance, which might be the chance of a lifetime. I also don't know if in the summer or in the future we would have been able to get so much money for him."

Twice top scorer
Raducanu has finished the past two seasons as top scorer in Romania, finding the net 21 times for Steaua last season. This term he has scored nine goals including three in the UEFA Cup. Espanyol are 19th in the 20-team Primera División with 14 points from 21 games.

Last updated: 26/01/04 14.25CET

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