Winter transfers #3, #4, #5: Robinson Zapata, Yekta Kurtulus and Bogdan StancuBy: Jakub | January 21st, 2011
We have officially signed three players today, first one of them: Robinson Zapata, 32-year old Colombian goalkeeper as a free agent (formerly of Steaua Bucharest). He hasn’t played a game of football since May, 2010. Not very good acquisition as far as I’m concerned. He was signed on a 1.5-year contract.
The second transfer is highly-rated, 25-year old Yekta Kurtulus from Kasimpasa SK who can play anywhere in the midfield. His contract is going to last 4.5 years. It is said that the transfer fee is €3.75m (although there might have been some player swap involved).
The last signing is a talented, 23-year old Steaua Bucharest striker, Bogdan Stancu. The transfer fee is said to be €5.6m (a record for Romanian Liga I player, previously held by Stefan Radu who went to Lazio for €5.4m) + 30% of future transfer fee to Steaua. Stancu is a striker who possesses very powerful shot, and is quite a prolific goalscorer, having scored 13 goals in 18 games in the domestic league this season. He has also played the most minutes out of all Steaua players.