Hamza Hamzaoğlu took charge of Galatasaray as the new coach of the Turkish side earlier on November and so it seems to have been a good decision as Galatasaray has secured a string of 3 successive victories claiming wins over Gaziantepspor, AkhisarBelediyespor and Konyaspor.
The Champions League did not go so well for Galatasaray as they were unable to make it past the group stages after not being able to claim a single victory out of the 6 matches were played.
This will give the new coach HamzaHamzaoglu more time to focus on their domestic league as Galatasaray finished in 2nd place in the previous season as they fell behind Fenebahce by 9 points.
In order to keep Galatasaray’s hopes alive on winning the Turkish Super League, reports have now started to spread around stating that they are interested in signing Andre-Pierre Gignac from Marseille.
Andre-Pierre Gignac is a 29 years old forward who has been going through a superb form in this season as he has scored 11 goals in 14 appearances and the French player is not interested in extending his current contract with Marseille which reaches its end at the end of the season.
If a good enough offer is delivered then Gignac could be leaving Marseille sooner than what his contract states but this is going to depend if Galatasaray or Newcastle United are willing to pay a higher sum of money in order to sign Gignac in the January transfer window.
Newcastle United is another club that has voiced their interest in signing the French forward.
The media director of Galatasaray, Cenk Ergun has revealed some of the plans that the Turkish side is going to do in order to sign Marseille’s Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Ergun stated, “Galatasaray want Gignac but will need to make way for him by getting rid of a foreign player.Galatasaray will make Marseille a €1.5 million offer during the winter break and if unsuccessful will enter direct talks and sign him at the end of the season.”