Radoi unfussed by English interest
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kevin Keegan and Sam Allardyce are both believed to be admirers of one of the most promising defenders on the continent, with Romanian sources claiming City have made a firm bid for his signature.
However, Steaua coach Victor Piturca stressed he was in no mood to sell his prize asset, and that does not concern Radoi himself.
"I know that, without playing for Steaua today, nodody would be interested in me so I am concentrating on winning as much as possible this season," the 21-year-old asserted.
"I am young and, of course, I want to play soon for a big club in Europe.
"If a club from The Premiership asked about me, it is an honour, but I am not the man who can make a decision about my future.
"There are a lot of people who can decide, and I must only agree with their decisions.
"So, until I will be sure that I will go somewhere, I am ready to give my best for Steaua and, of course, for the national team."
Despite coach Piturca's feelings on the matter, board member Viorel Paunescu admits that money does talk.
"Steaua are ready to talk with any club who wants to buy one of our players, because if this club makes a serious offer, we know that we are not a very big financial power who can reject the good offers," he declared.
"In our opinion, Radoi is a grand player and, for him, we made a price.
"But, for the moment, because we had a disastrous first part of the season, we intend to keep all our players as we bid to try and come back after the winter break."