Adrian Mutu is still a professional footballer. The 35 year old is currently playing for FC Petrolul Ploiesti in Romania. They are the eleventh, and presumably last, club of the striker’s career. Previously Mutu has represented comparative giants Juventus, Inter Milan, Fiorentina, and Chelsea.
It’s been an interesting career to say the least. Chelsea paid just under £16m for the player in 2003, a huge amount of money at the time but Mutu’s form over just one season with Parma had made him a star and much wanted throughout European football.
Jose Mourinho didn’t get on with Mutu but the biggest problem was to come when the player got a lengthy ban for failing a drugs test. The drug in question was cocaine and Mutu was banned for seven months. Then followed all kinds of court cases which eventually saw Chelsea awarded compensation around the same figure as what they’d paid for the player. Mutu was supposed to pay this personally, but never did.
The controversy followed Mutu and he was often in the news for the wrong reasons but the latest claims in Romania are perhaps the most alarming.
Mutu and his former business partner Adrian Martian are in a war and the latter has accused to former of plotting to kill him. Martian, quoted by Dolce Sport, has said “In early 2013, I received a call from Mutu, who asked me to come to Corsica in an emergency because he wants to discuss something important. I boarded a plane and went to Ajaccio, where I lived an incredible episode that the public should know him to understand who he really is and what dirty things Adrian Mutu handles.
“He was trying to assassinate me! He made ??a call, and after a few minutes entered the room two Corsicans, armed with guns.”
Martian says he was being forced into signing a contract in Mutu’s favour and claims that the gunmen were there to make him fear for his life, which he obviously did. He’s opened a legal against the former Chelsea man.
Source: Sports Witness