Cluj complete Tade transfer

Gregory Tade has completed his move from St Johnstone to Romanian side CFR Cluj.

Last Updated: 26/06/13 at 11:42 Post Comment

Gregory Tade, centre, scored six goals for St Johnstone last season

Gregory Tade, centre, scored six goals for St Johnstone last season

The French forward declined the option of a 12-month extension in Perth to sign a three-year contract with the Transylvanian outfit.

Tade, who scored six goals in 41 appearances for Saints last season, first moved to Scotland seven years ago when he signed for Forfar.

He also had spells with Stranraer, Clyde and Raith Rovers before moving to the Scottish Premier League with Inverness in 2011, and signed for St Johnstone after just 12 months in the Highlands.

The player was represented by Ricky Gillies during the negotiations and the former Scotland Under-21 international said: "This is a fantastic move for Gregory.

"He came to Scotland from France in 2006 and joined Forfar when they were in the Third Division. He worked his way to the SPL the hard way. Now he's got his move to a big club in Europe and it is thoroughly deserved.

"It's a fantastic story for a young guy from Nantes and shows what hard work can do.

"Cluj have been in the Champions League a couple of times in recent years and played Chelsea on one of those occasions. They have got big ambitions to get back there and that is something that has excited Gregory.

"And the move to Romania opens up a whole new market for him too. Russia and Ukraine are close by and have some really big clubs now.

"There's a chance he could catch their eye and earn himself another big switch."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Women's Football: England beat Wales 4-0 to make World Cup

England's women secured their place in the 2015 World Cup courtesy of an emphatic 4-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.

Transfer News: QPR sign Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on loan

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on a season-long loan deal.

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property