Troubled Romania forward Adrian Mutu has transferred from Fiorentina to Cesena in the Serie A, accepting a reduced salary.

Cesena says on Thursday it has signed Mutu to a two-year deal with an option for a third year.

Mutu is quoted on the club website saying he agreed to less pay.

While still considered a talented striker, Mutu has made more headlines for his behavior off the pitch lately than on it. After returning from a nine-month doping ban, Mutu attacked a barman in October, then abandoned training without explanation in January.

Mutu has also been ordered to pay his former club Chelsea more than ?17 million ($24 million) in compensation in a lengthy legal case.

Cesena finished 15th in the Serie A last month to conclude its first season in the top division in 20 years.