Tade leaves St Johnston for CFR Cluj

St Johnstone striker Gregory Tade has completed a move to former Romanian champions CFR Cluj.

The French forward had the option of a further 12 months in Perth but turned that down to pen a three-year deal with the Transylvanian outfit.

The 26-year-old will now link up with boss Mircea Rednic’s squad at their pre-season training base in the Austrian Alps.

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Tade – who finished last season with six goals from his 41 outings for the Saints – moved to Scotland seven years ago when he signed for Forfar. He also had spells with Stranraer, Clyde and Raith Rovers before finally making it to the Scottish Premier League in 2011 with Inverness.

He moved on to St Johnstone after 12 months in the Highlands but is now setting his sights on helping the 2012 Romanian champions seal a return to the Champions League.

The player was represented by Ricky Gillies and his ProLegal Group during the negotiations and the former Scotland under-21 international said: “This is a fantastic move for Gregory. He came to Scotland from France in 2006 and joined Forfar when they were in the Third Division. He worked his way to the SPL the hard way. Now he’s got his move to a big club in Europe and it is thoroughly deserved.”