French revolution in Romania

Emilien Saint-Germain has signed for FC UTA Arad and become the first French player to join a Romanian club.

Third foreign signing
Saint-Germain becomes the Divizia A bottom club's third foreign signing of the last 12 months following the arrivals of Cameroonian Jeremy Njock and German player Markus Pleuler. The 20-year-old signed after spending almost a month on trial at Arad.

Sirbu comments
Assistant coach Marcel Sirbu said: "He improved [during the trial period] especially regarding direct one-one-one situations. He is committed, which is very important for someone of his age. He does not have the necessary speed but he has the potential to improve this aspect of his game and, fortunately, he understands our language."