Patulea Frustrated By Transfer Saga

Last updated : 26 August 2008 By F Baggins

ADRIAN PATULEA has finally broken his silence on his proposed move to Lincoln City, and has begged his club to end the saga of his dream move to Lincoln.

Patulea remains intent on joining the Imps, but as Peter Jackson revealed last week the deal is on the verge of collapse after his club demanded around £12,000 for his services. The Imps have so far refused to cough up the money insisting they are prepared to take the player for six months and will pay a fee if he proves to be a success at Sincil Bank.

But Petrolul will not change their demands and the stalemate has left Patulea's dream of a switch to the Imps in pieces forcing him to contemplate taking out a bank loan in order to pay the fee himself.

With a week to go before the transfer window closes time is fast running out for Patulea.

"I hope the problems are sorted out in the next few days, because all I want to do is play football," said Patulea, who was speaking exclusively to the Lincolnshire Echo yesterday.

"You do not know how frustrating it is to be sat in the stands and watching the team play. All I want to do is be out there helping them and it is sad that I cannot do that.

"I have tried telling Petrolul that I would liked to be released from my contract, but they do not want me to sign for Lincoln without wanting some money in return.

"It seems to me that all they care about is business and not about my soul. There is nothing more that I can do and they are basically stopping me from playing.

"Lincoln do not have the money to pay for my transfer and I am stuck in the middle of it all. With the transfer window closing soon, the situation needs to be resolved because, if it is not, then I will not be playing football for Lincoln."

With just one League goal in three games courtesy of Lennel John Lewis, there is little doubt Lincoln need something a bit different up front ahead of the big derby clash with Grimsby Town.