Date of birth: 19/03/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Galati (Romania)
Club career: Otelul Galati
Current national team: Romania U-19
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Graziano Pelle
– off the ball
Style of play:
– target man
– plays with back to goal
– one-on-one situation specialist
– indirect set-piece threat
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-2-3-1.
Liga 1 2012/2013: 3 matches/0 goals (Otelul Galati)
Liga 1 2013/2014 (ongoing): 5 matches/1 goal (Otelul Galati)
Alexandru since his very early years has shown a great football talent. He has been pushed aroundin different positions – from a center-back to a right midfielder, but he seems to have found his place at centre-forward and that’s where he is making his name. He made his debut in Liga 1 at the age of 16 on the 24th of February 2013 against Petrolul Ploietsi, where he played the final 5 minutes. He had to wait until 2013-14 season for his first goal – and what a beautiful goal it was. He scored a great header which gave Otelul a draw against the giants Steaua Bucaresti. He has already had a trial with Milan, where he impressed the coaches at their youth department. He’s been also scouted by Malaga and Sampdoria, although it seems that it would be best for his development to earn a first team spot at Otelul and continue his development in his home country playing regularly. He has represented Romania on many youth levels, and currently he is a U-19 national team player.
“He Works very hard in trainings. He’s a very talented kid with a bright future.”
(Ewald Lienen – manager of Otelul Galati)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.