Former Fiorentina and
Juventus forward Adrian Mutu boasted that he would score more
goals in the French Ligue 1 than Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he
signed a two-year contract with AC Ajaccio on Tuesday.
The skilled but controversial Romanian, who was banned twice
in his career for failed drug tests, broke his contract with
Italy's Cesena last week to be free to join the modest Corsican
"I'm happy to be here. It is the 'south' here, a region that
fits me in terms of passion and culture," the 33-year-old told a
"I am not here to prepare for retirement. I will score more
goals than Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the end of the season," Mutu
added, referring to the big-name Paris Saint-Germain striker who
joined from AC Milan before the season.
Mutu spent most of his career in Italy, enjoying his most
successful spells at Parma and Fiorentina.
He scored 103 goals in Serie A including eight in 28 games
for Cesena last term but failed to save the club from
Mutu, who has 73 caps for Romania, 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.
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