Squad for 2010

The transfer period has officially ended. The last minute changes involve two transfers: Stefan Nikolić and Helder, ex-Rapid right-back, who can also play as wing, who came from Dinamo, after some adjustment troubles. He will be a great asset, as his position was quite uncovered. He has already made his debut, an excellent one, in which he's also scored a goal.

Nikolić is a 20 year-old attacker from Montenegro, coming free of contract from the 1st Belgian league. This transfer seems weak, as despite playing in a good league, he has only scored 2 goals last season. Also, there are not many players who came for free, that actually proved something for Poli. However, he is young, and will probably help the second team, or be loaned to another team, so who knows what the future will hold. See Axente as an example. Nikolić has played for OFK Beograd, Lierse(3 goals in 17 matches), Roselare(2 goals in 24 matches). Also, he was capped 8 times for the youth squad of the national teams, having scored one goal.

In related news, Contra's contract was supposed to expire after the match against Steaua, but the 34 year-old was convinced not to give up his career yet, and he will continue to play for Poli.

The full squad at the moment is the following:

Goalkeepers: Costel Pantilimon, Pedro Taborda, Andrei Cobliş

Defenders: Andrei Sava, Srgian Luchin, Laszlo Sepsi, Cristian Scutaru, Ioan Mera, Helder Mauricio, Dusan Dukic, Ovidiu Burcă, Marian Cisovsky

Midfielders: Dan Alexa, Alexandru Curtean, Iulian Tameş, Hristu Chiacu, Cosmin Contra, Alexandru Bourceanu, Marian Fuchs, Adrian Poparadu, Răzvan Dobricean, Dorin Goga

Forwards: Mircea Axente, Gueye Mansour, Lukas Magera, Stefan Nikolic, Ianis Zicu, Alexandru Popovici

There is, however, a very big question mark. Vladimir Petrovic is wanted to coach the Serbian national team. He has declared that he cannot refuse such an offer, if it will be made. All signs show that he will probably be appointed by the Serbian federation, but the official statement should come in the following days, and then we will all know where we are standing.

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