Rapid Bucharest ordered to pay huge tax debt

March 15, 2006
By Radu Timofte
BUCHAREST, March 15 (Reuters) - Rapid Bucharest have been told to pay £250,000 in taxes after failing to register £900,000 worth of striker Florin Bratu's move to Galatasaray in the club's accounts.

The demand is the latest twist to Bratu's 2003 transfer, worth £950,000 to Rapid and a further £600,000 to former Romania captain Gheorghe Popescu as an agent.

'Rapid only registered £60,000 of the £950,000 fee for Bratu in documents for the 2003 fiscal year,' tax chief Sebastian ...

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