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Tag: Fenerbache

‘You don’t want to get into this position again’ – Arteta wants Arsenal to learn from Ozil & Sokratis mistakes
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‘You don’t want to get into this position again’ – Arteta wants Arsenal to learn from Ozil & Sokratis mistakes

The Gunners will see both high-earners depart the club this month after not featuring at all this season Mikel Arteta has said he wants Arsenal to learn their lesson from recently having to offload high-earning duo Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. Ozil, who has been the highest-earning player at the Emirates with his £350,000 ($479,000)-per-week deal, is set to join Fenerbahce after a breakthrough was reached in talks to cancel his contract six months early. Earlier this week the club confirmed that Sokratis had his contract terminated by mutual consent, with the defender also leaving north London six months prior to the scheduled expiration of his deal.  
Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache
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Ozil Set To Terminate His Arsenal Contract And Move To Fenerbache

The 32-year-old still has half a season left on his Arsenal contract but both parties are in advanced talks which they expect to lead to an agreement to terminate it. That would pave the way for the move to Istanbul in the coming days. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since a 1-0 win over West Ham in March and has been frozen out by boss Mikel Arteta. He joined the club in a £42.4m move from Real Madrid in 2013 and helped them win the FA Cup three times. Ozil spoke of his admiration for the Turkish side during a social media question-and-answer session during the week. "Fenerbahce is like Real Madrid in Spain. The biggest club in the country," he told followers. Media reports in Turkey earlier this month claimed Fenerbahce would be signing Ozil in January. And when ...
African great’ Kwadwo Asamoah let down by playing position in Caf Player of the Year pursuit – Laryea
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African great’ Kwadwo Asamoah let down by playing position in Caf Player of the Year pursuit – Laryea

The 2008 Afcon star speaks on the career of his former international colleague who has made a name for himself at Juventus and Inter Milan Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston believes Inter Milan ace Kwadwo Asamoah rates among the greatest African footballers ever but believes the utility man has been let down by his playing position. At 31, Asamoah, who is reportedly set for a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce or Galatasaray when the transfer window opens in the summer, is nearing the twilight of his career after time on the pitch for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Juventus. The former Udinese attacker has had a glittering career, having won Serie A on six occasions with Juventus, the Coppa Italia four times and the Italian Super Cup in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
‘I wanted to win trophies’ – Yobo reveals why he left Everton for Fenerbahce
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‘I wanted to win trophies’ – Yobo reveals why he left Everton for Fenerbahce

The Nigerian football great disclosed why he left for Turkey when things were going well for him at Goodsion Park Joseph Yobo has revealed the quest to win trophies and an opportunity to feature in the Champions League made him leave Everton for Fenerbahce. Having arrived in Liverpool in 2002 from Olympique Marseille, Yobo swiftly established himself as one of David Moyes’ reliable defenders with his consistent performances for the Toffees. He was so dependable that he became Everton’s second player to feature in all 38 Premier League games without missing a single minute, during the 2006-07 season
Bayern Munich 6-1 Fenerbahce: Muller hits treble in Audi Cup rout
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Bayern Munich 6-1 Fenerbahce: Muller hits treble in Audi Cup rout

Bayern Munich will face Tottenham in the Audi Cup final on Wednesday after sweeping aside Fenerbahce in style. Thomas Muller plundered a hat-trick as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-1 Audi Cup win against Fenerbahce at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. Niko Kovac's side were in ruthless mood against their desperately poor Super Lig opponents, with Renato Sanches, Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman adding to Muller's treble. Max Kruse gave the visiting support something to cheer with a 64th-minute consolation strike, but it did little to take the shine off a consummate attacking performance by the reigning Bundesliga champions.
Ghana president Akufo-Addo’s happy as Gyan makes peace with Appiah
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Ghana president Akufo-Addo’s happy as Gyan makes peace with Appiah

The Kayserispor frontman held a peaceful discussion with the Black Stars coach to iron out their strained relationship over the team's captaincy Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan and coach James Kwesi Appiah met to call a truce on Tuesday, following a recent dispute over the Black Stars' captaincy for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Last week, the two Ghanaians had a fallout when Gyan was informed of a decision to strip him of the captaincy in favour of Fenerbahce midfielder Andre Ayew ahead of the June 19 - July 21 championship in Egypt. Gyan announced his retirement from international duty before rescinding his decision two days later following a plea from Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.
Super Eagles Star Victor Moses Finally Reveals Why He Left Chelsea
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Super Eagles Star Victor Moses Finally Reveals Why He Left Chelsea

Nigerian forward, Victor Moses, has admitted that he left Chelsea because he needed to play football. Moses moved to Fenerbahce on an 18-month loan in January. Despite being a key member of Antonio Conte’s 2016/2017 Premier League title-winning side, the 28-year-old made only five appearances under the Italian’s successor, Maurizio Sarri, this season. But since moving to Fenerbahce earlier this year, he has scored three times in 13 Super Lig games and has helped the Turkish club climb into the top half. “It’s tough, as Chelsea’s a very special place for me and I’ve always had a great relationship with the fans but it became very obvious that I was not in the manager’s plans. “I have achieved great things there but I just needed to play football and that’s why I got the move to...
“We will not kneel to ask a player to return” – Rohr coy on Victor Moses’ Nigeria return
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“We will not kneel to ask a player to return” – Rohr coy on Victor Moses’ Nigeria return

The German tactician says he will not stand in the way of the Fenerbahce man if he wishes to return to the national team Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr discloses that he is ready to welcome Victor Moses back to the national team but insists he will not ‘kneel’ to have him rescind his retirement decision.The 28-year-old called time on a six-year international career after the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. With Nigeria making their 18th appearance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the Fenerbahce forward has been linked with a return to the Super Eagles squad. However, Rohr reiterated that he will not beg the 2013 Afcon winner to overturn his decision.
Fenerbahce Deny Move For Tottenham Midfielder Sissoko
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Fenerbahce Deny Move For Tottenham Midfielder Sissoko

Fenerbahce has publicly denied reports linking them with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko. The Frenchman is on the periphery in north London and was not in the squad for Monday's win over Manchester United. Reports in Turkish media indicated Sissoko was on his way to Istanbul. However, the Super Lig giants have denied the claims. A Fenerbahce statement said: "In the public domain, the news that we are attempting to transfer Moussa Sissoko … does not reflect the truth. "Regarding a transfer of Moussa Sissoko to our club, there has been no contact with the player, the manager or the club."
I Am Far From Finished – Emenike
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I Am Far From Finished – Emenike

Emmanuel Emenike has said he is far from finished after he marked his official debut for Olympiacos with a goal in the UEFA Champions League. Emenike came off the bench in the 88th minute and hit target three minutes later for Greek champions Olympiacos to beat home team Partizan Belgrade of Serbia in a third qualifying round of the Champions League. The big striker has signed a two-year contract with Olympiacos after a trying time at Turkish giants Fenerbache. “I just wish to say that I am not a finished striker, I am improving. I just want to be on the pitch to play better and score goals and I believe I can do that at Olympiacos,” Emenike said shortly after his goal-scoring debut. “I don’t want to talk about the past because there’s a target for the future.” He also said ...
Emenike Yet To Seal Move As Olympiacos Depart For Pre-Season Training In Belgium
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Emenike Yet To Seal Move As Olympiacos Depart For Pre-Season Training In Belgium

Emmanuel Emenike has yet to complete his transfer to Olympiacos just as the Greek champions departed for pre-season training in Belgium. Emenike arrived Athens yesterday morning and he is expected to undergo a routine medical after which he will sign for Olympiacos. The 30-year-old Nigeria striker is surplus to requirement at Fenerbache and he is close to signing a two-year deal with Olympiacos after they agreed a 2.5 million Euros transfer fee with the Turkish giants. A squad of 24 players flew out to Belgium Wednesday morning and will train there till July 16 during which they will play pre-season friendlies against Lokeren and Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. ‘The Reds’ are also preparing for the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

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