Shopping spree at Arad

Romanian strugglers UTA Arad have signed two new players as they battle against relegation.

Romanian First Division strugglers UTA Arad have signed two new players as they battle against relegation.

Timely reinforcements
Currently lying bottom of the table, Arad's ranks have been swollen by the arrival of 29-year-old Serbian midfield player Milisav Seckovic and 25-year-old Romanian defender Sorin Botis.

Fourth foreigner
Seckovic, who joins Arad on loan from FK Sartid, is the fourth foreign player to join Arad, joining Cameroonian Jeremy Njock, German Markus Pleuler and Frenchman Jimmy Saint-Germain.

Permanent option
The Serbian, who has also played for FK Sutjeska, AŠK Inter Bratislava, FK Spartak Subotica, and OFK Beograd, impressed Arad during two friendly games during the winter, and could join the club on a permanent basis for €50,000 if he performs well for the remainder of the season.

Botis returns
Meanwhile, Botis, who started his career as a trainee at Arad, has signed a four-month contract with his old club, following spells at FC Rapid Bucuresti and Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

American benefactor
Negotiations for Botis's signings were hard, with the player demanding more money than the club could afford, but an Arad supporter from the United States, Mihai Cindea, has agreed to pay €2,500 of the €6,000 Botis will earn until the end of his contract.