Julius Davies to Romania?Posted: July 5, 2014
Reports online overnight have emerged that young Brisbane midfielder Julies Doe/Davies is headed to Romania to sign for Otelul Galati. The story originates from Dolce Sport, a Romanian TV network claims that Davies is currently on his way to Romania to complete the deal.
A translation of the article is as follows:
“Australian Julius Davies (Brisbane Roar) will come Saturday, when more are expected and other foreign players.”
Davies, 19, has been a disappointment since his arrival in Brisbane in January 2012, making just two brief cameo appearances off the bench in the first team before spending the rest of his time in the youth team. During his time with the NYL side he showed flashes of his undoubted talent however drifted in and out of games and never put in a consistent performance and ended up being relegated to coming off the bench in the youth league- something which is very uncommon for first team contracted players.
Given that Davies has failed to fulfil his potential and that Brisbane have a glut of young promising midfielders either on A-League or FT NYL contracts (George Lambadaridis, Devante Clut, Ben Litfin, Patrick Theodore), having Davies moving on is a positive for Brisbane. In short, Devante Clut –who starts a 2 year A-League deal this year-, replaces him in the squad, and this move allows Brisbane an added roster spot and extra versatility to either bring someone in, sign Kofi Danning, or promote another of the teams’ young talents (Lachlan Jackson, Jai Ingham).
When it’s officially confirmed that Davies, Brisbane will have 18 players on A-League contracts for next season, in addition to the three full-time NYL, with both marquee spots filled and four of the five visa spots taken. Areas that reportedly are still to be filled include a goalkeeper to provide competition for Michael Theo, a replacement for Besart Berisha and possibly another versatile defender.