Teams have been back in training since the start of the year with many having to adjust to new personnel, not least league leaders Újpesti TE. Géza Mészöly's side received an enormous boost with the signing of 21-year-old striker Tibor Tisza from Diósgyőri VTK.
With new Ferencvárosi TC coach Imre Gellei having made Tisza his top transfer target, it was a double victory for Újpest, who will also resume the campaign with a stronger defence having brought experienced left-back Ákos Füzi from Austria's VfB Admira Wacker Mödling.
With Diósgyőr experiencing financial problems, Tisza is not the only player they have let go of. Former international forward Ferenc Horváth has gone to FC Fehérvár, defender József Gáspár to Greece's Panionios NFC and midfielder Zoltán Pintér to Vasas SC. Youth players will now be asked to step up.
Cup holders FC Sopron, from the west of Hungary, have strengthened with the acquisition of international goalkeeper Balázs Rabóczki from Denmark's FC København and Újpest's 20-year-old striker Róbert Feczesin. The youngster may be paired with Italian veteran Giuseppe Signori.
While signing Horváth from Diósgyőr has done them no harm, Fehérvár will go into the spring without one of the country's most promising players. The 25-year-old right-winger Péter Simek has moved to Romanian side FCU Politehnica Timisoara, who are coached by Romanian great Gheorghe Hagi.
Finally, the draw for the Hungarian Cup quarter-finals has pitted Újpest against Debreceni VSC while Budapest Honvéd FC will play holders Sopron. Kaposvári Rákóczi FC will take on Fehérvár with Vasas meeting Pécsi MFC.
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