László Sepsi

It is not the first time Sepsi has played under Sabău's lead. In fact, Sabău is the one who found and promoted him back when he coached Gaz Metan Mediaș. For the 2005-2006 season, Sepsi was accounted to the French side Rennes, brought by another Romanian coach - Bölöni. Even though he didn't get to play any match in the championship, being noticed by two coaches who are known to have a good eye for young talents says much about him.

Sabău then brought László to his new team - Gloria Bistrița, from where he was sold for somewhere around €2 million to Benfica at the beginning of 2008. He only played 7 matches, as he was loaned to Santander, where he got to play more, but not much.

Finally, Sabău decided to once again count on the now 23 year old defender and Sepsi is now the player of Politehnica Timișoara. The transfer sum is €1.2 million and his salary is reported at €200 000 a year. The defender says that he was convinced by the club's staff, especially by Sabău with whom he keeps a close relation, but also by Poli's aspirations to win the title this year and to play in the European Cups.

He is quite familiar with a few of the guys playing for Timișoara from the Under 21 national team, where he summed up 13 appearances. These players include Pantilimon, Latovlevici and Luchin. Sepsi has also been capped once to the "big" team, in the friendly against Russia (3-0) before Euro 2008.

At first sight, he seems like a player who didn't put up with the expectations. But for Poli he is just what was needed. Karamyan doesn't belong at all in defense, meaning that Sepsi will most likely be the preferred player for that spot, leaving the Armenian to play where he plays best. Even if he doesn't play as expected, if he just plays good enough, that is great for Poli. And the transfer sum seems right.

So, welcome aboard, László!

Wikipedia, Youtube interview (Romanian)

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