Killie only have one senior goalkeeper at the club in Jamie MacDonald, following Daniel Bachmann’s return to Watford. Branescu is Angelo Alessio’s first Ayrshire signing and will rival the veteran for the number one spot.
Some Kilmarnock fans have reacted to the news.
This is worst keep secret haha but love it anyway 😂
— Ryan 🏳️🌈 (@RyanrsteeleRyan) July 8, 2019
— Jack Wilson (@jackwilson14499) July 8, 2019
That’s good now give me more
— Taylor Lynninio 🇮🇹 (@TaylorLynn1869) July 8, 2019
— gordon sawers (@SawersJnr) July 8, 2019
— Andrea Partrigio🏴🇮🇹 (@Andr3w1869) July 8, 2019
finally thanks killie
— morgano butlerio🇮🇹 (@morganbutler135) July 8, 2019
New Kilmarnock man Branescu is playing for permanent deals
A loan move for the Romanian seems more reasonable than a permanent transfer, given the finances that would have been involved in a permanent move.
This is the seventh time Branescu has been loaned out. He has never played for the Juve first team, but has made 44 appearances for the Juve Primavera squad, their development team.
Past loan moves include switches to Szombathelyi Haladás in Hungary, Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus and Dinamo Bukarest in his native Romania, amongst others. For 25-years-old, the keeper is well travelled.
His Juve contract expires next summer and it’s very unlikely, now that he’s not a youngster, that a new contract will be penned. His Kilmarnock spell will have to be a good one, so he has got plenty of permanent offers next summer.
It’ll be interesting to see how Branescu copes at yet another new club.