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Lincoln complete Patulea signing

Adrian Patulea
Patulea will wear the number 23 shirt for the Imps

Lincoln City have completed the signing of trialist striker Adrian Patulea, subject to international clearance.

The Imps have been in talks for several weeks with his club Petrolul Ploesti.

The Romanian, 24, has signed a one-year deal for an undisclosed fee and could make his league debut in Saturday's derby match at home to Grimsby.

Manager Peter Jackson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "I'm delighted he's our player, he's a great lad and I'm confident he will score goals."

The deal for the striker has been a protracted one after he initially joined the club on trial in July.

The former Rapid Bucharest man scored a hat-trick in his first game against Lincoln United, and another goal against Retford, after earning a trial by running around the training ground with his girlfriend on his back.

see also
Imps rule out Patulea loan deal
14 Aug 08 |  Lincoln
Imps still interested in Patulea
05 Aug 08 |  Lincoln
Imps face red tape over Patulea
23 Jul 08 |  Lincoln
Lincoln line up Romanian signing
21 Jul 08 |  Lincoln

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