Big Money Owners Take Note : Romanian Defender Sold for Chunk of Meat...

Simon JohnsonCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2008

In a nice change from uber-inflated transfer fees and multi-gazillionaires buying clubs and offering ridiculous money to any player that will join them, comes this story from Romania.

UT Arad, a club in the Romanian Second Division, have sold defender Marius Cioara to Fourth Division club Regal Horia for 15 kilograms of meat.

Thats right, 15 kilograms of meat.

However the fourth division club believe that they have been mugged, as the player decided to end his career after the deal was concluded, and pursue a position in agriculture or construction in Spain.

"We are upset because we lost twice—firstly because we lost a good player and secondly because we lost our team's food for a whole week," said a Regal Horia official.

Isn't it refreshing in this day and age of overpaid footballers and inflated transfer fees that a player can be sold for something as simple as a chunk of meat.

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