Friday, June 24, 2005

Another Turkey to the Toon?

Originally uploaded by Andy the Brit.
Inter Milan's Turkish international midfielder Emre has confirmed to the media in his native Turkey that he has agreed to become a Newcastle player.

Istanbul-based daily newspaper Hurriyet carried quotes on Friday from the player under a headline of: "Emre Newcastle' da" in which the 24 year-old said:

"I'm very happy. I'll be joining a big club with tradition."

Another newspaper Sabah also carried the same story under a headline of "Adali Emre" or Island Emre - a reference to his moving to the British Isles.

The player also confirmed that he'd met former Galatasary boss Souness in Istanbul to seal the deal and had turned down an offer from Fenerbache, as he didn't want to return to his homeland at this stage in his football career.

1 comment:

  1. Damn, Newcastle is on the move, have they always been this big into the transfer market or is this a recent trend? Where is all the money coming from... you guys aka the geordie nation?

    Hows about the germany v brazil match up this weekend... should be entertaining. Got any other plans for the weekend?