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The Romanian media is extensively dealing with the transfer of Rarsh Ilia, who is considered one of the great hopes of local football, to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Yesterday (Wednesday) there were mixed opinions regarding his joining the Yellow-Blues on loan from Nice, but today the criticisms continued.
In an opinion column on the "GSP" website, one of the commentators criticized the move and wrote: "You can throw all the compliments that Ilya received in the last year in the trash. In our football, we continue to give discounts to young players, but it no longer helps Rarsch. He came to France from Romanian football where he received countless discounts , and reality slapped him in the face. He failed this test a long time ago. It's sad to say, but anyone who signs footballers from Romania these days, should be a bit 'twisted'. Our football produces far more flops than success stories, and Rarsh Ilia is no different. When he signed one The leading teams in France, it was impossible to stop the chorus of praises. Wow! What a signing! And how much money! Everyone was sure that Ilya would acclimatize quickly, that he would be the footballer who would open the doors in France for other Romanians. But he disappeared from the radar very quickly, and now he is moving to a minor league. The industry's great hope plays in Israel. What a joke."
"Let's stop closing our eyes - this is a failure."
Ilya (photo: official website, Maccabi Tel Aviv)
The writer added: "The good news for him is that this is only a loan deal. This means that Nice still have any expectations of him. But do we still have any expectations left of him? Probably not. He is not yet 20 years old, so the chorus of commentators here will demand to be patient with him. But how much How long will we close our eyes? Ilia is not to blame for what is happening to him. Romanian football is to blame. He is a product of it. Our football no longer produces real talents. Every now and then a player like him comes along who is sold for a lot of money, and thrown to a team in a senior league only to drown in a few months. Rarsh Ilya's failure is the failure of all of us. This train has already left. He too, like other naive footballers before him, tried to get on it too quickly."
The professional director of Steaua Bucharest, Mihai Stoica, commented today on Ilya's transfer and said: "From the moment he signed with Nice I said he was not suitable for these levels. You cannot play in such a strong league without exceptional skills. Ilya has quite a few qualities, but his speed of reaction On the field much slower than any other player there. I expected him to go to the Swiss league to gain experience."
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