Fenerbahce president urges Andre Ayew to prove his worth against Galatasaray

Fenerbahce president Ali Koc has urged Andre Ayew to take on the scoring mantle when the club take on cross-town rivals Galatasaray this weekend. Fener have gone through a turbulent period with just two wins from their opening 10 matches and the run sees them already 12 points behind league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.

As such, Phillip Cocu’s men do not have room for further disappointments in the league and Koc believes Ayew’s performance could be crucial to overturning the club’s recent fortunes, he told Sporx: “You’re one of the stars of this team. And ahead of the Galatasaray match, it is coming as one of the crunch games and a big match for him [Andre Ayew]. Now it is time for him to show himself with more fight, take more responsibilities and this team needs him in this crucial match.”

Fatih Terim Not Ready to Offer Early Contracts to Players

Galatasaray managerFatih Terim has opened up on his decision with regard to the players whose contracts are expiring towards the end of the summer. Galatasaray have a number of players who will be out of contract in the summer of 2019. They include Sinan Silver, Martin Linnes,SelcukInan, Ryan Donk,ErenDerdiyok, Tarik Camdal, andMughdat Steel. However, the club have been going through a transitional period in the last few years that they are just delighted to be back at the top of the Turkish super league.

As a result of the strong position enjoyed by Galatasaray in the 2018-19 campaign, the manager claims that the club will be taking a decision on the future of the players, whose contracts are about to expire, only in the summer. This will leave them second-guessing about the future in Turkish football, but there is already a decent amount of interesting those players. However, their chances of remaining at Galatasaray depend heavily on their performances from now till the end of the campaign. Galatasaray have so far been decent at the start of the campaign, but there are signs of trouble with the team losing two out of the last three games. After going without a defeat in the first five games, these are major setbacks for the team.

Fatih Terim Not Ready to Offer Early Contracts to Players

Galatasaray managerFatih Terim has opened up on his decision with regard to the players whose contracts are expiring towards the end of the summer. Galatasaray have a number of players who will be out of contract in the summer of 2019. They include Sinan Silver, Martin Linnes,SelcukInan, Ryan Donk,ErenDerdiyok, Tarik Camdal, andMughdat Steel. However, the club have been going through a transitional period in the last few years that they are just delighted to be back at the top of the Turkish super league.

As a result of the strong position enjoyed by Galatasaray in the 2018-19 campaign, the manager claims that the club will be taking a decision on the future of the players, whose contracts are about to expire, only in the summer. This will leave them second-guessing about the future in Turkish football, but there is already a decent amount of interesting those players. However, their chances of remaining at Galatasaray depend heavily on their performances from now till the end of the campaign. Galatasaray have so far been decent at the start of the campaign, but there are signs of trouble with the team losing two out of the last three games. After going without a defeat in the first five games, these are major setbacks for the team.

Andre Ayew disappointed with Bafetimbi Gomis’ Galatasaray exit

Ghana international Andre Ayew has admitted that he is disappointed after witnessing Bafetimbi Gomis make the switch to Saudi Arabia from Galatasaray. The Frenchman had been hugely popular with the Istanbul outfit after helping them secure the title last season but he nevertheless took the opportunity to head to the Middle East with Al Hilal before the Turkish transfer deadline.

Speaking regarding the same, Ayew said that he was not pleased with the decision made by close friend Gomis and he had hoped to face him during the cross-town derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, he quipped: “I respect him very much and he respects me. I talked with him about the transfer. Gomis loved Galatasaray and he was very popular here. He had to leave and so he left. I wanted to play in a derby against him.”

Henry Onyekuru dismisses Valencia transfer link

Everton striker Henry Onyekuru has dismissed the ongoing speculation which has associated him with a move to Valencia. The Nigeria international joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan this summer after failing to earn a UK work permit but he has nevertheless been linked with a possible move to Valencia.

Recent reports have highlighted that Valencia could be prepared to pay Everton to terminate the loan contract to sign Onyekuru on a permanent basis but the striker has now rebuffed the possibility of this happening, he told Fotomac: “It is true that Valencia is interested in me. I liked this fact, but now I am a player of Galatasaray and I do not think this deal can take place.”

Galatasaray Bring in Everton Winger on Loan Deal

Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim has finally confirmed at the Turkish outfit have been able to bring Henry Onyekuru from Everton on a loan deal is the end of the campaign. The 21-year-old came to Everton back in 2017 for around € 8 million. He had made the switch from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen. The winger, though, did not spend much time in English football and he was immediately loaned back to Belgian football. RSC Anderlechtwere able to offer him crucial first-team football and he has just made the return to his parent club. However, his stay at Everton has not gone further after Galatasaray have brought him on a season-long loan deal by paying a fee of close to € 1 million.

Onyekuru has a contract with Everton until the summer of 2022 and he will have to impress a lot in order to earn a place in the English club. One of the major problems forOnyekuru is the inability to get a work permit so far. The Nigerian has made just two appearances for the national team since making his debut almost a year ago. There were reports thatOnyekuru was expected to spend another campaign withAnderlecht but the Belgian outfit decided to not extend the loan deal after falling out with the player. The player’s camp, though, has claimed that those rumours are untrue.

Galatasaray acquire the services of Henry Onyekuru on loan

Turkish champions Galatasaray have confirmed that they have landed the services of Everton striker Henry Onyekuru on loan for the 2018/19 season. The Nigeria international joined the Toffees from Eupen during the summer of 2017 but he was thereafter loaned out to Anderlecht after failing to secure a work permit.

Earlier this month, Galatasaray acknowledged that the club are in negotiations with the Toffees regarding a temporary deal for the 21-year-old and they have now confirmed the deal via their Twitter handle. The tweet read: “Galatasaray are glad to make the signing of Henry Onyekuru official! Nigerian 21-year-old winger is joining us from Everton on loan. Welcome, Henry Onyekuru.”

Ahmed Musa close to sealing move to Galatasaray

Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa could reportedly make the switch to Turkish champions Galatasaray this summer, his agent has revealed. The Nigeria international spent the second half of last season on loan with CSKA Moscow where he contributed six goals and three assists across all competitions.

Speaking to Turkish radio station Radyospor, Musa’s representative confirmed that he is in discussions with Galatasaray, who are assured of offering Champions League football next season. He added that the Istanbul outfit are interested in a loan deal with the option to buy and there is a 50 per cent of Musa heading to the club.

Newcastle United interested in Galatasaray attacker

Newcastle United are reportedly understood to be monitoring the progress of Garry Rodrigues ahead of a fresh approach for his services this summer. The Tyneside outfit have been associated with the 27-year-old over the past 12 months and during this period, they are said to have failed with multiple bids for the Cape Verde international.

Despite this, the Tyneside outfit are continuing in their pursuit of the attacker and Turkish source Aksam has quoted a Newcastle official saying that the club are indeed following the player. However, no talks over the transfer valuation have been held, the insider said: “Yes, it’s true that we are following him. No talks about the player’s valuation have taken place.”

Galatasaray Chief Confirms Plans To Sign Yuto Nagatomo Permanently

Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz has revealed that the club are keen on tying up a permanent agreement with Inter Milan to sign Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo. The 31-year-old joined the Turkish giants on a short-term loan in January and he has since made 14 appearances for the club across all competitions.

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