Emre has today said he would like to leave Newcastle in January and return to his old Galatasaray in Turkey. Seems that Emre cannot see himself getting many games at Newcastle with the new players Sam has brought into the club.
We don’t think Sam will stand in his way and while he’s busy letting players leave in January he should make sure we find another club for Babayaro. Celestine never seems available to play for the club so we will not miss him.
Emre – wants to leave Newcastle in January for Galatasaray
This is what Emre told the Sunday Sun today:
â€œI want to go back to Galatasaray, and they want me,â€
Galatasarayâ€™s vice-president Adnan Polat said in response:
â€œThis is a transfer we can do in January.â€
Emre, who turned 27 years old just last Friday, was thought to be Turkey’s best-ever young player when he rose through the ranks at Galatasaray just after Graeme Souness was manager there.
It looks like Emre doesn’t think much of his chances of making the first team at Newcastle and it has to be said that he is probably too small to fit into a Sam Allardyce midfield. However, we are disappointed that Emre seems unwilling to fight for his place at Newcastle. There again, that being the case, it’s probably best that he leaves the club â€“ as long as Newcastle get at least what they paid for him, which was Â£3.8M. However, that has to be doubtful if he returns to Galatasaray, who are successful but not a particularly rich club.
Emre has only been at Newcastle for 2 years and has been on the injury table far too much if the truth be told and Sam Allardyce is only too well aware of the players at Newcastle who are always injured and don’t contribute enough.
We think Sam will be willing to sell Emre in January and he’ll also try to get something for Babayaro who again is never available for the club and whose contract runs through this summer. Then Sam can bring in another midfielder, of his own choice, and we’re sure he already has a few of those lined up.
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