Former Fiorentina and Juventus
forward Adrian Mutu is set to join AC Ajaccio after he broke his
contract with Italy's Cesena, the Ligue 1 club's president Alain
Orsoni said on Wednesday.
The gifted but controversial Romanian, who was banned twice
in his career for failed drug tests, will arrive in Corsica next
week and sign for two years.
"Adrian [Mutu] called me yesterday to tell me he had broken
his contract with Cesena," Orsoni told L'Equipe's website.
"He will be in Ajaccio next Monday. He will pass the medical
examination on Tuesday then sign for two years."
The 33-year-old Mutu spent most of his career in Italy,
enjoying his most successful spells at Parma and Fiorentina. He
did not save Cesena from relegation from Serie A last season
despite scoring eight goals in 28 games.
The front-man is also known for having been banned for seven
months in 2004 after failing a drug test for cocaine. He was
sacked by Chelsea and later condemned to pay them 17 million
euros in damages.
He was then banned for six months in 2010 for failing a
doping test when at Fiorentina.
Mutu, who once had a major spat with Fiorentina's president
after demanding a move, has also been in trouble for throwing
punches on and off the field.
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