Friday, June 24, 2005
Another Turkey to the Toon?
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.