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Adrian Mutu set for Petrolul Ploiesti move

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AC Ajaccio forward, Adrian Mutu, has announced that he has agreed to join Romanian first division outfit, Petrolul Ploiesti, for an undisclosed fee.

Mutu has struggled to adjust to life in French football and has failed to live up to the high expectations set by himself.

Last season, the forward famously declared that he would score more goals than Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic - a target that the player failed to live up to as he only scored 11 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances for his club.

The current season hasn’t proven any better for the player who’s has failed to find the net after appearing nine times for his club this season.

The Romanian has never been one to shy away from controversy after failing a drug test while with English side, Chelsea, in 2004.

Recently, Mutu has been banned from the national team set-up after making fun of team coach, Victor Piturca; after being dropped for a World Cup qualifier against Greece, Mutu angrily photo-shopped a picture of Piturca by replacing his head with that of Mr Bean.

The forward then posted the offensive picture on his Facebook page for fans and friends alike to bear witness.

The image was quickly removed but it was too late and Mutu was left to rue his prank. Mutu was then sent a letter from the Romanian FA stating that he would not be called up for the national team again in the future, according to the Metro.

The 34-year-old has free fallen into somewhat of a downward spiral in his career after playing for Chelsea. Mutu has played his trade in Italy for Juventus, Fiorentina and then Cesena before moving to France.


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