ISL: Chennaiyin FC signs winger Dragos on free transfer

Dragos Firtulescu last played for Bulgarian top tier side FC Dunav 2010 Ruse.

Dragos is a former Romania youth international.   -  Instagram @firtulescu

On the day IT announced the departure of Raphael Augusto, Indian Super league side Chennaiyin FC has announced the signing of Romanian winger Dragos Firtulescu on a free transfer. The 30-year-old last played for Bulgarian top tier side FC Dunav Ruse.

“I wish to taste success with the club and create lasting memories in my time here. I will work hard and prove that I am worthy of wearing the colours of this wonderful club. I have confidence in the Head Coach’s (John Gregory) plans, and I wish to repay the faith bestowed in me with my performances on the pitch,” said Dragos.

"Dragos adds a lot of depth in an attacking context for us. He brings plenty of energy, enthusiasm and experience to the table. His attitude is extremely positive, and I am certain he will prove a valuable addition to our squad even off the field," said coach John Gregory.

Dragos, who hails from the city of Craiova, becomes the second Romanian to sign for CFC following central defender Lucian Goian. Dragos is well-acquainted with Goian and his family, having also played against him many years back during the latter’s Dinamo Bucharest days. Chennaiyin will be Dragos’ first club outside Europe.