12:07 * 01.02.10

Artavazd Karamyan, who, together with his brother, recently completed
the documents on their transfer from Romanian FC Timiºoara to FC
Steaua, elaborated on the transfer in an interview with a Romanian

"The transfer was delayed a little; the details were being discussed.

We will stay with Steaua for two years, but the contract may be
reviewed six moths later. So we will certainly be with Steaua at
least for six months. That offer was beneficial in all senses.

"Naturally enough, the fact that Mihai Stoichiþã, the former chief
trainer of the Armenian national team, works with the club, played
a big role in our transfer. But it does not mean we will have a
privileged position in the team. We must prove that we deserve to be
playing with this team.

"I want to add the title of Romanian champion to the titles of the
winner of Armenian championship and the winner of Armenian cup.

"I would like to end my career in Romania. I hope that Steaua will
be willing to extend the contract in six months time..."

The owner of Steaua, Gigi Becali, elaborated on the financial details
of the transfer. "I will pay each of them 120,000 EUR annually and
also 100,000 EUR if Steaua wins the champion title," he said.