Contra joins AEK Timisoara on loan

February 16, 2005
By Radu Timofte
BUCHAREST, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid defender Cosmin Contra has signed a four-month loan deal with Romanian first division team Poli AEK Timisoara.

The 29-year-old Romanian international, who has struggled to find his best form following a serious knee injury in 2003, hopes the move will help him to regain his place in the national team.

'I don't believe that returning home would mean a step back,' Contra said from Cyprus, where his new team is spending a winter training ...

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