Steaua Bucharest call off transfer of Chiriches to Tottenham Hotspur

Christof Koepsel

The transfer of Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches to Tottenham Hotspur seems to be off after Steaua president Gigi Becali became upset.

Reports in Romania are starting to circulate that Steaua Bucharest president Gigi Becali has had second thoughts about the transfer of 23 year-old center back Vlad Chiriches from the Romanian champions to Tottenham Hotspur.

Problema a apărut în momentul în care gruparea londoneză a forţat nota şi le-a solicitat steliştilor să urgenteze parafarea actelor miercuri. Şeful Stelei s-a enervat şi a transmis: "Cine e Tottenham, mă?! Ia, gata, nu se mai face niciun transfer. Pe mine mă cheamă Gigi Becali. Dacă nu ne aşteaptă pe noi să ne calificăm în Ligă, atunci să fie sănătoşi".

Oficialii clubului din Ghencea anunţă că, în aceste condiţii, Vlad Chiricheş va rămâne în Ghencea mai mult ca sigur până în iarnă, când se vor lua din nou în calcul eventualele oferte, în funcţie şi de participarea europeană a Stelei.

I'm sure most of you speak Romanian, but for the handful of you that don't that basically says that problems with the deal arose when Tottenham tried to expedite the signing today. Becalli then said something like "Who the heck are Tottenham Hotspur?" and refused to finalize the deal.

Steaua now look set to keep Chiriches until at least January, and see where the club is then, pending European participation. Drawing this deal out is definitely not good for Spurs, especially if Chiriches continues to impress in Champions League qualification. Spurs may face a great deal of competition for the cultured defenders signature in January.

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