Romanian striker George Puşcaş [17 years old] signed a 3 year contract with INTER. He will join the Primavera squad.
Welcome and good luck!
George Pusca is the U-17 NT captain and top goalscorer. He's a striker and was also the captain and top goalscorer of the romanian U-15 NT. The U-16 generation of his club were invited by Manchester City to a tournament, mainly to watch him.
He is 1,86 m tall, born on 08.04.1996.
Here is what I've found in the romanian press regarding him:
October.2012 - Wonderkid George Puscas will go to Arsenal, he has been followed for 6 months by Tony Banfield, one of the club's scouts. He was invited for a 1 week trial.
If he will impress and stay, will be offered a 2 year contract, as usual for Arsenal youngsters. If he will further confirm, will be offered another 3 year contract. This youth-forming strategy was revealed by Banfield in The Guardian, in August 2008.
April.2013 - He was in Lyon for trial, but that's all I know.
* he is reffering to Cristian Daminuţă and Denis Alibec, romanian players that signed for INTER's Primavera but failed to make it for the 1st team. He is still in highschool (1 more year).Originally Posted by translation by DARi0
Romanian folks keep writing that he should be humble and serious, unlike Daminuta and Alibec (both talented but very poor mentally) in order to succeed.Originally Posted by 1st interview, translation by DARi0
Frankly, I am quite surprised that we signed for us, general public here knows that he would have much more chances to shine at Arsenal, based on their youth policy, there are comments suggesting he made a mistake by joining INTER [lol], but I guess money STILL talks (it is reported that INTER's offer was better than Arsenal's).
So yeah, we really need to improve our global image regarding YOUNG/YOUTH players and their 'success story', especially NOW when we can only afford to relay on these prospects in the future.