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Torghelle decides on MTK move

Published: Friday 4 July 2003, 18.43CET
Hungarian champions MTK Hungária FC have signed Sándor Torghelle from relegated Kispest Honvéd FC.

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Published: Friday 4 July 2003, 18.43CET

Torghelle decides on MTK move

Hungarian champions MTK Hungária FC have signed Sándor Torghelle from relegated Kispest Honvéd FC.
Hungarian champions MTK Hungária FC have signed Sándor Torghelle from relegated Kispest Honvéd FC.

Three years
Torghelle, a Hungarian Under-21 international striker, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract, having resisted overtures from German club FC Energie Cottbus to join the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

Good advice
"I had the chance to go abroad, but my choice was MTK," the 21-year-old said. "One of my heroes, [former Kispest player and coach] Lajos Détári told me MTK would be good for me. I can learn more here and hopefully play in the Champions League. MTK coach Sándor Egervári was also a factor in my decision." MTK will play in the Champions League second qualifying round after claiming the league title by two points from Ferencvárosi TC.

Kispest connection
Torghelle becomes the third Hungary U21 international to arrive at MTK this summer, following fellow Kispest player Péter Pandur, a 22-year-old defender, and Olivér Pusztai from Balaton FC. Kispest were relegated from the top flight after a season of extreme financial hardship.

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