Official: Udinese sign Gabriel Torje from Dinamo Bucharest as Fabian Orellana joins Celta Vigo

The young attacking midfielder, dubbed 'the Romanian Lionel Messi', signs a five-year deal with the Friuli, whilst Chilean forward Orellana returns to Spain on loan

Dinamo Bucharest
Gabriel Torje
Position: Midfielder
Fee: Undisclosed
Contract: Jun 2016


Udinese have completed the signing of Romanian midfielder Gabriel Torje from Dinamo Bucharest for an undisclosed fee, whilst Fabian Orellana has left the club to join Celta Vigo.

The 22-year-old has penned a five-year contract with Francesco Guidolin's young side, the club have confirmed on their official website.

"Udinese announce the outright acquisition of the playing rights of Romanian player Gabriel Andrei Torje from FC Dinamo Bucharest," the press release stated. "The player has signed a five-year economic agreement with the Friuli."

Torje, nicknamed the 'Lionel Messi of Romania' due to his diminutive stature and playing style, is an attacking midfielder who can also operate as a second-striker or right-winger.

He had previously garnerned the attention of Paris Saint-Germain after featuring 108 times and scoring 18 goals for in four years with Dinamo Bucharest, whilst appearing 10 times for his country.

Meanwhile, Orellana has joined Segunda Division side Celta Vigo on a season-long loan.

The 25-year-old was recalled by Udinese this summer after a positive spell with newly-promoted La Liga side Granada but has been sent back to Spain with the view to a permanent deal next summer.