KURZAWA TURNED DOWN GALATASARAY MOVE

Submitted by isport on Tue, 10/05/2021 - 21:03

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Layvin Kurzawa reportedly turned down a move to Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray this summer.

French international Kurzawa was one of the players who was believed to have been transfer-listed by the former French champions PSG this summer after they struggled to match Lille's championship charges. PSG officials were more than happy to part ways with Kurzawa during this summer’s transfer window, but the move never got off the ground because of Kurzawa's snubbing of Gala.

GALATASARY UEL GROUP STAGE OPPONENTS REVEALED

Submitted by gulgol on Thu, 09/30/2021 - 07:02

Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have been given a tricky group in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) this season after the draw was held on Friday. Galatasaray were handed a tough group at the end of proceedings.

The group stage draw resulted in Galatasaray being grouped alongside Italian Serie A capital team Lazio, Russia Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow and French giants Marseille.

GALATASARAY CLASH HUGE FOR US – DAVIDSON

Submitted by isport on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 13:31

Saint Johnstone FC of Scotland manager Callum Davidson has described the Europa League encounter with Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray as a ‘huge’ clash.

The two teams, Saint Johnstone and Galatasaray, were drawn together in the third qualifying round tie as far as the Europa League is concerned. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw when they met in Turkey last week. The Saints were impressive in the first leg clash played in Istanbul.

Saint Johnstone have a good chance of winning the tie. A win in the second leg at McDiarmid Park would guarantee Davidson and Saint Johnstone a place in the next round of the competition.

GALATASARAY HANDED TOUGH PSV TEST

Submitted by isport on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:33

Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have been handed a tough test at the start of their Champions League campaign after the draw for the second qualifying round was made in Nyon, Switzerland on Wednesday.

Galatasaray will have to see off the challenge of Dutch team PSV Eindhoven if they want to qualify for the group stage of the competition for this season. Both PSV Eindhoven and Galatasaray finished second in their respective leagues to book their place in the second qualifying round of the 2021/22 Champions League season.

PSV Eindhoven and Galatasaray are two of the six teams in the league section of the second qualifying round. FC Midtjylland of Denmark, Scottish Premiership giants Celtic, Rapid Vienna of Austria and Czech team Sparta Prague are the other four teams in the league route. Celtic have been drawn with FC Midtjylland, while Rapid Vienna will face Sparta Prague.

BELHANDA SIGNS FOR ADANA DEMIRSPOR

Submitted by isport on Fri, 08/13/2021 - 11:34

Moroccan international attacking midfielder Younes Belhanda has signed for newly promoted team Adana Demirspor in the Turkish Super League.

The former Montpellier star was unveiled as the new player for Adana Demirspor earlier this week. He has signed for the new Turkish top flight team on a free transfer after leaving Galatasaray. Moroccan national team player Belhanda has penned a three-year deal at Adana Demirspor until the summer of 2024.

Adana Demirspor secured promotion to the Turkish Super League at the end of last season and the immediate target for the newcomers is to stay in the division with quality players like former Galatasaray attacking midfielder Belhanda.

GALA KEEN ON WEST HAM PLAYER

Submitted by isport on Tue, 06/22/2021 - 13:46

Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray are reportedly keen to sign Brazilian international player Felipe Anderson when the summer's transfer window reopens in the coming weeks.

The news of the interest of Galatasaray in the West Ham United loanee was revealed by football journalist Pedro Almeida. According to him, Galatasaray have made an initial contact with the Hammers over the possibility of signing their player.

Anderson has not been at West Ham United for the entire duration of this season as he was farmed out on loan to Portuguese club football giants FC Porto last summer.

The Brazilian attacker was at Lazio in the Italian Serie A before West Ham paid £41.5m to secure his signing in the summer of 2018 including add-ons and he went on to produce a good debut season for the Hammers.

WEST HAM, NEWCASTLE KEEN ON LEMINA

Submitted by isport on Mon, 06/07/2021 - 10:51

West Ham United and Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Mario Lemina this summer. This is according to the publication from The Guardian which revealed that the two Premier League clubs want to sign the Southampton loanee.

The report said that the two clubs have already contacted the agent of the 27-year-old Gabonese international over a potential move this summer. Lemina is on loan at Fulham from parent club Southampton for the entire duration of this season having joined the Cottagers last summer.

Lemina was on loan at Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray last season. He was in the Galatasaray squad that lost the league title to Istanbul Basaksehir. Galatasaray are in the running for the Turkish Super League title this season alongside fierce rivals Fenerbahce and Beskitas.

GALATASARAY SUFFER MAJOR TITLE BLOW

Submitted by isport on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 10:53

Galatasaray have suffered a major blow in their bid to win the league title after they were forced to a disappointing 1-1 at home to Faith Karagumuruk. Galatasaray needed to win the matchday 34 clash to significantly close the gap on league leaders Beskitas.

Beskitas started the weekend with a four-point lead over Fenerbahce in second place, while Galatasaray were two points further back in third place.

It must be pointed out that Beskitas have an outstanding game over the other two major title challengers thus making them the overwhelming favourites ahead of the final set of games in the Turkish top flight this season.

MOSTAFA MISSES OUT FOR GALA AGAIN

Submitted by isport on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 09:46

Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed was an absentee for Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray again in the league encounter with Trabzonspor on Wednesday. The Zamalek loanee missed out for the second game in a row as Galatasaray and Trabzonspor played out a 1-1 draw. Mostafa Mohamed is on loan at Galatasaray from Zamalek.

Mohamed joined Galatasaray on loan during the winter transfer window in January.

He began his career in the Turkish top flight with six goals in his first six league and cup games before the goals dried up. The Egyptian player has not scored for Galatasaray since he was the recipient of two goals against Erzurumspor two months ago (in February).

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