Andre Ayew disappointed with Bafetimbi Gomis’ Galatasaray exit

Submitted by gulgol on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:38

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

Submitted by gulgol on Sat, 09/08/2018 - 06:15

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

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:25

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.

Galatasaray acquire the services of Henry Onyekuru on loan

Submitted by gulgol on Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:22

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

Submitted by gulgol on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:08

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

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:19

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

Submitted by gulgol on Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:18

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.

Speaking to reporters, Cengiz confirmed that Gala have the ideal of prolonging Nagatomo’s stay but they have yet to make a formal approach to the Nerazzurri, he said: “He is very happy here. He is a really great person. When he came to us, he did not give any consideration to the idea of returning to Italy. With regard to signing him permanently, we have not yet met with Inter to discuss this. We are waiting for each other’s next move. The plan is to come to a mutually satisfactory agreement.”

Yuto Nagatomo Explains Reason Behind Galatasaray Loan

Submitted by gulgol on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:06

Japan international Yuto Nagatomo has revealed that he had to choose a fresh challenge from Inter Milan last summer after finding himself out-of-favour for a starting role. The left-back has been a credible servant for the Nerazzurri over the years, but decided to make the move to Galatasaray in order to avoid missing out on a World Cup spot.

Speaking about his situation, he said: “There was competition for places and unfortunately there was no certainty for me that I would start games. I thought about it and in the end we decided [I should go out on loan]. I could not afford not to go to the World Cup. The World Cup is a competition I really care about.”

Garry Rodrigues’ Agent Hints At Galatasaray Exit

Submitted by gulgol on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:38

The agent of Garry Rodrigues has hinted that the winger is likely to pursue a fresh challenge away from Galatasaray at the end of the season. The attacker has been regularly linked with a move to Newcastle United with the Premier League side having previously failed with two separate attempts to pursue his signature. Speaking to Milliyet, Caliskan confirmed that Galatasaray are likely to evaluate his client’s future during the summer with a number of offers said to be on the table, he said: “We’ve made a decision with Garry over transfer offers. We decided that we’ll only evaluate them at the end of the season.”

Besiktas chief distances himself from Marouane Fellaini speculation

Submitted by gulgol on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:21

Besiktas head of communications Candad Tolga Isik has distanced himself from speculation linking Marouane Fellaini with a Bosman move to the club. The Belgium international has just five months left on his existing contract, and reports have emerged that he has finalised personal terms with Besiktas' cross-town rivals Galatasaray.

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