Leicester City have parted company with young left back Alexandru Pascanu. Not much noticed in the English press with a minor fee paid by Romanian club CFR Cluj for the players services. The manager at Cluj is former Chelsea great Dan Petrescu, and they play their home games at the Dr. Constantin Radulescu stadium.
Pascanu has been a steady choice for the U.23’s and done well during his progress in the Leicester City Academy. “Alex” moved from Romania to England with his parents at a young age and his talent for football was early spotted.
The tall 20 year old can also play as a central defender and also used in that position on international duty, being picked 3 times for the U.19 and during his fast progress being capped on 15 occasions for the U.21. He has also been in the full squad at times, but not yet made his debut.
Sad really to see such a growing talent leave, but Leicester City cannot keep them all, with talent flourishing at the club and probably more exciting players to progress from the U.19 team and with this possibility to join CFR Cluj, a top team, with Europa League football to look forward to, makes this an exciting move to follow.
This is the harsh life of football, you have to see a number great young prospects leave, and Brendan Rodgers might not look at him as a first team alternative at the moment, with Ben Chilwell and Christian Fuchs in front and also James Justin able to play in this position.
The new club of Pascanu, CFR Cluj is a steady performer in Europe, and often seen in the final group play of the Europa League. Cluj is a City with a population of around 320,000 citizens, located in the northern western parts of Romania. The 4th largest City in the country and the club play their home games at a stadium named after a legend of the club and the city.
Watched Pascanu on a number of occasions and he is a talented player, we wish him well on his new adventure joining a club that Lars Hirschfeld represented from 2008 to 2009, playing five games, four more than he did with Leicester City.