Niculae happy with Auxerre move
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Auxerre striker Daniel Niculae is delighted to get the chance to prove himself in Ligue 1.
Auxerre striker Daniel Niculae is delighted to finally get his chance to prove himself in one of Europe's top leagues.
The Romanian international moved to the Stade Abbe-Deschamps for é¼3.3 million (£2.2 million) from Rapid Bucharest at the start of the month as he looks to better his game with Jean Fernandez's men.
Niculae is likely to lead the line for Auxerre next season and he admits as soon as the French outfit made their interest in him known, he was always keen to make the switch to France.
"I know French football, I often watch it on TV," he told L'Yonne-Republicaine.
"The best French players may play in the best European leagues, but Ligue 1 also has some great individuals.
"Auxerre are a great club and I am here to progress.
"They have wanted me for a long time and have persuaded me to come.
"I will do what the coach tells me, I am preparing for an excellent season."