Dinamo Bucharest have brought through plenty of talented youngsters in the past - and now one of them seems ready to make a move away from the Romanian capital.
18-year-old winger-come-striker Dorin Rotariu has had something of a breakthrough year at Dinamo this season. The talent, who is dubbed ‘Van Persie’ amongst his team-mates because of his viscous left-foot strike, has been finding the net regularly this term.
He has scored five goals for the club this season in 14 appearances and it appears his talents have not gone unnoticed in England.
His agent Ioan Becali, something of a super-agent when it comes to Romanian talent as he also represents Vlad Chiriches, Stefan Radu and Ciprian Marica, has now made it clear that top teams in the Premier League are enquiring about his prize talent.
He has stated to the Romanian press that …
"Mourinho knows him, and Villa-Boas knows him, and David Moyes. He is the first on the list when Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are looking for youth."
Big comments to make, and of course it is the agents job to say such things. The AVB link is believable to a degree - as Becali dealt with Spurs for the Chiriches sale but the other two links seem intriguing at best.
It is also easy to remember that Becali made some big claims about Arsenal wanting Marica in the summer - which never seemed to pick up speed.
But while you can remain sceptical, that is no need to completely rule out Rotariu as an option for the future.
Especially as he clearly has significant talent.
Here he is in action, curiously wearing number three …
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