Stoke City not planning to recallEtebo in January, confirms O’Neill

Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill has confirmed that Oghenekaro Etebo will not be coming back to the English outfit when the January transfer window opens. After struggling for form during his time with the Potters, the 25-year-old was loaned out to Galatasaray until the end of the season.

The Nigeria international was signed from Portuguese outfit Feirense back in 2018 for around £ 6.5 million. He has struggled to make any impact at the English outfit and he has been sent out on loan to Spanish outfit Getafe already. Now, he made the switch to Galatasaray in September with the loan deal agreed until the end of the season.


Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill has revealed that Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder OghenekaroEtebo will complete his loan deal at Turkish giants Galatasarayas he revealed that the player won't cut short his loan to return to the Potters prematurely.

Ex-Northern Ireland national team boss O'Neill spoke about OghenekaroEteboand the other Stoke City loaneesduring his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of Premier League team Leicester City to the Britannia Stadium this weekend in the third round of the FA Cup.Leicester City are massive favourites ahead of their trip to face the Potters on Saturday afternoon.


Galatasaray are always expected to challenge for the Turkish Super League title every season and the current league campaign is no exception.
The Turkish giants have won two of the last three league titles and they are the second most successful team in this regard with 23 titles. Archrivals Fenerbahce are the most successful team in the history of Turkish league football (28 titles).

Galatasaray had won the last two editions before finishing in a disappointing sixth position at the end of the Turkish Super League last season thereby missing out on European football. A significant improvement from last season is a must in the current campaign but the Turkish giants are yet to set the league on fire.


Turkish giants Galatasaray have extended their unbeaten run to six games in the league on the back of their convincing win over Hatayspor. Galatasaray beat their opponents 3-0 at home at the weekend to make it two consecutive victories in the Turkish Super League. Galatasaray have not tasted defeat in the league since the 2-1 loss at home to league leaders Alanyasportwo months ago.

Senegalese player Maye Diane continued his good form in front of goal with the first goal of the game with Transport in Istanbul on Saturday. His goal came on 32 minutes off an assist from Algerian international SofianeFeghouli and it was enough to give Galatasaray an half-time lead at the Turk Telecom Stadium. Diagne has now scored five goals in his last three games which is in stark contrast to last season when he scored just four goals in the league.

Terim happy with big win over Hatayspor

Galatasaray extended their wonderful form with a 3-0 victory over Hatayspor during the weekend. This was the fourth win in the last five matches for Fatih Terim’s men. The result managed to stretch the unbeaten run for the Turkish club to a very impressive six matches in all competitions. As a result, Galatasaray have been able to make decent progress in terms of climbing up the league table.

The club are now level on points with Alanyaspor, who have played a game less. Even though there continues to be a strong threat from Fenerbahce and Besiktas who are not far behind, Galatasaray are becoming increasingly confident about a positive campaign.


Galatasaray have not been left out of the new wave of testing positive to Covid-19 in the footballing world. The Turkish Super League giants have fallen victim to the virus after three players returned a positive test for the virus to take the number of Covid-19 cases in the team to five.

ArdaTuran and Ryan Babel have both tested positive, while the identity of the other three victims has not been disclosed. Dutch international Ryan Babel missed the UEFA Nations League win over hosts Poland on Wednesday night as a result of the virus as he has gone into isolation. Without him, captain for the night GeorginioWijnaldum was the star of the show for the three-time World Cup finalists. The Liverpool midfielder scored the winning goal of the game to overturn an earlier deficit scored by Derby County winger KamilJowziak for the home team.Wijnaldum also won the 77th minute penalty converted by Memphis Depayfor the Dutch equaliser.

Fatih Terim sorry for Galatasaray’s European exit

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has claimed that the key focus for the team would now be the Turkish Süper Lig following the disappointing exit from the European stage. A 2-1 loss against Glasgow has seen Galatasaray exit the Europa League in the final play-off stages. After having overcome the likes of Hajduk Split in the previous rounds, Galatasaray undoubtedly had a difficult challenge in the form of Scottish outfit Rangers, who were marshalled by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

From the start of the game, Galatasaray were on the back foot and they were 2-0 down by the hour mark following goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier.

Arsenal outcast Mustafi Close to Galatasaray Transfer

Shkodran Mustafi has become something of an outcast at Arsenal and his time with the gunners seems to be coming to an end with Galatasaray very close to a move. The 27-year-old came to the English club in the summer of 2016 for a fee of around £ 35 million. He was one of the expensive acquisitions by Arsenal in recent times. After featuring heavily in the first three campaigns with the Gunners,Mustafi has been frozen out of first-team action.

This was the case under Unai Emery and things were expected to improve following the sacking of the Spaniard in November. This has not been the case, as even Mikel Arteta has preferred using the 27-year-old since being appointed as the new Arsenal boss in December.

Galatasaray president rules out return of Mario Lemina from Southampton

Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz has revealed that the club are unlikely to pursue the permanent signature of Mario Lemina from Southampton this summer. The Gabon international spent the 2019/2020 campaign on loan with the Turkish Super Lig outfit and he was handed the captain’s armband during the final stages of the season.

Despite this, it appears that he is not in the plans of the Istanbul giants next term and that could be primarily due to the financial impact of missing out on Champions football. Galatasaray had won back-to-back titles under manager Fatih Terim, but last season was a huge disappointment as they finished a lowly sixth in the standings.

Shaqiri keen on making Galatasaray switch, claims rumours

There are widespread reports that Xherdan Shaqiri wants an exit from Liverpool as a result of playing time being quite sparse. The 28-year-old made the switch to Liverpool in 2018 after spending three years at Stoke City. This was seen as a return to the top level of the game for the highly talented Switzerland international, who had previously played for the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

However, he had been unable to make a major impact in all these clubs, but Stoke City was quite different since he was a big fish in a small pond. After impressing at the Britannia stadium, Shaqiri made the move to Liverpool in July 2018 for around £ 13.5 million.