Newcastle After Young Galatasary Star


Newcastle United have bid for Galatasaray’s star player Arda Turan, the 21 year-old winger.

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Arda Turan – Newcastle have already made bid

There are reports in Turkey filtering through to us from our readers there, that Newcastle have offered Galatasaray £16M for 21 year-old Arda Turan, and offered the player annual wages of $2M.

Some translations have been sent to us from one of readers there, Peter, which are taken from the Turkish Newspaper ‘Sabah’.

Apparently Newcastle would like to complete the transfer of the player before Eur 2008 starts, but Galatasary are not keen to sell their star player yet.

Arda Turan, has helped Galatasaray to the top of the league this season, and is said to be receiving lots of offers – many of the proposals have been coming from European clubs.

Arda can play on either wing, and seems to also have a knack for scoring goals, which cannot be bad. 😀

We don’t know exactly where Newcastle stands in the bidding, but it does look like we have again been the first with a firm offer.

That was also the case with Luka Modric, but let’s hope we have more luck this time. Middlesbrough may also be keen on the youngster.

Arda said:

“I want to stick with Galatasaray.”

However, Galatasary management would like to wait until after Euro 2008 before any transfer, and are quoted as saying:

“We should at least wait for EURO 2008. The situation can change if Arda’s price doubles.”

“However, we will keep the offer on hand for now.”

It seems that Newcastle would like to have the transfer all completed as soon as possible, not surprisingly, but the Turkish club would probably like to put Ardan in the shop window of Euro 2008, in the hopes that his transfer price goes up.

www.usfa.com describes him as a combative young midfielder with high levels of vision and technique, and exceptional passing ability.

Arda scored his first hat-trick as a Galatasaray player against Sivasspor on May 4th this year.

The youngster has already played for Turkey 16 times and played for Galatasary 64 times and scored 20 goals.

Years 		Club 	           App  Goals

2004–2005       Galatasaray         4     0
2005–2006       Manisaspor (loan)  15     2
2006–present 	Galatasaray 	   60    20

2004-2006       Turkey U-19        18     8
2005-2006       Turkey U-21         3     1
2006- 	        Turkey 	           16     0

Let us know what you think – comments very welcome.



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128 comments so far

  • Toon_Ksk

    May 16, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Bring him in!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 16, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #2

    great goal record for a tricky winger, be over the moon if we get him quickly. wonder if chris mort could clear this up lol

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  • CRAIGG

    May 16, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Never seen him play so i cannot comment, Although he sounds great if the other comments are anything to go by

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  • Taiwantoon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Tried to find the video of his on the you tube, seems to be a player with good close control and good body balance. New Ginola? Hope to hear from someone who knows the Turkish league well!

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  • Toon1978

    May 16, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #5

    They dont want to sell him until EURO 2008 , we need to push a little harder for this one.

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    is it not 16m euros, £8m that we have bid 4 him

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  • Alex

    May 16, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    well Emre is still well thought of in Turkey so lets try to use him as a part of the bidding. 10 million plus emre might do the trick.

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  • CRAIGG

    May 16, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I was going to say Emre could help him settle in at United if this happens,

    But Galatasaray will probably want Emre and Money in exchange.

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  • CRAIGG

    May 16, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Alex you beat me by a minute in saying that!

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  • Toon1978

    May 16, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    GET HIM and ARSHIVIN lol

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  • emantoon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #11

    hey..i buy him in game PES for master league.

    he is superb~

    but dunno in reality

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  • Nick C

    May 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Wheres Tom Toon when you need him!

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  • Nicke Alvaro

    May 16, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #13

    He does look very good indeed, but Im going to have to be a bit pessimistic about after the whole Modric saga.
    However has anyone else seen the video on Youyube of him sticking the bean on some guy and laughing? Hmmm not sure if he has a temper, that being said if he can make top players look like mugs, i.e. Liverpool lol. Ill be the first to get his name on the back of my shirt.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Here now. Ed, i think its £8 mil from what i read of the article.

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #15

    we wanted him in january but galatasaray were not prepared to sell, i think he was valued at £4m then, now £8m(16m euros)

    but he is a quality player, snap him up quick wise

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  • Mehzeb

    May 16, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #16

    We shouldn’t wait for his price to escalate to £16m… it was £4m in January, now its £8m, so you know what’s going to happen after Euro 2008.

    Snap him up now. He’s quality.

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  • Hadrian

    May 16, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #17

    great stuff , i just hope we plan on keeping these youngsters once the fulfill their potential .

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  • joe

    May 16, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #18

    he is a tremendous player, with a superb goal record. A cheap Cristiano Ronaldo! If he turns out half the player he will be a good signing for anyone!

    Get him in.

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  • Nick Dryden

    May 16, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Dollars not sterling Ed and sadly doesn’t seem likely. Yet another false dawn probably

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  • Nick C

    May 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #20

    is he any cop though thomas?

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  • chuck

    May 16, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Where do they dig these obscure could be stars from?
    Never heard of him, yet already there are people who want to sign him, immediately if not sooner (in case spurs decide to put a bid in)
    For Chr**t sake get a grip, sign him! , sign anybody! just make a signing! Help!
    C`Mon guys relax, you`are panicking

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 16, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Galatasaray’ın genç yıldızı Arda Turan için Premier Lig ekibi Newcastle United’tan müthiÅŸ bir teklif geldi…
    Galatasaray’ın ÅŸampiyonluÄŸunda çok önemli rol oynayan Arda’ya Ä°ngiltere’den süper bir teklif geldi. Emre’nin de formasını giydiÄŸi Newcastle United, milli futbolcuyu transfer edebilmek için 16 milyon doları gözden çıkardı.

    Bu sezon büyük bir çıkış yakalayan ve özellikle ligin son bölümünde ortaya koyduÄŸu performansla Galatasaray’ı taşıyan Arda Turan’ın talipleri çoÄŸalıyor.
    Avrupa’nın birçok dev kulübünün kıskacında olan genç oyuncu, “Galatasaray’da kalmak istiyorum” dese de, birbirinden ünlü takımlar yıldız futbolcunun peÅŸini bırakmıyor.

    Son olarak Newcastle United’ın, Galatasaray’ın kapısını çaldığı ve tatminkar bir teklifte bulunduÄŸu öğrenildi. Sarı- kırmızılılara Arda için 16 milyon dolar (yaklaşık 19 milyon YTL) öneren siyahbeyazlılar, genç oyuncuya da yıllık 2 milyon dolarlık (yaklaşık 2 milyon 400 bin YTL) bir kontrat teklif ettiler.

    ‘EURO 2008’Ä° BEKLEYELÄ°M’
    Ä°ngilizler’in resmi teklifi de önümüzdeki hafta sarı-kırmızılılara gönderecekleri öne sürüldü. Milli futbolcumuz Emre’nin de forma giydiÄŸi Newcastle, Arda’nın parlayabileceÄŸi ve fiyatının artabileceÄŸi ihtimalini de göz önünde bulundurarak bu transferi EURO 2008’den önce bitirmek istiyor.

    Ancak sarı-kırmızılı kulüp, bu cazip teklife raÄŸmen Arda’yı satmaktan yana deÄŸil. “Yıldız futbolcu almayacağım” diyen baÅŸkan Polat’ın mevcut yıldızları kadroda tutmayı tercih ettiÄŸi öğrenilirken, diÄŸer yöneticiler de, “Önümüzdeki sezon Åžampiyonlar Ligi’nde mücadele edeceÄŸiz. Elimizdeki oyuncuları kaybetmeyelim” görüşünü savunuyor.

    Sarı-kırmızılı kurmaylar, son olarak “En azından EURO 2008’i bekleyelim. Arda’nın fiyatı katlanırsa durum deÄŸiÅŸebilir. Ancak ÅŸu an için yıldızımızı elimizde tutalım” fikrinde.

    Just need someone to translate that now

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Really i avent seen much of him, but i saw him aganst liverpool and he was immense. Not the quickest, but clever, skillful, could split the defence and cross.

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  • Nick C

    May 16, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Simmer Doon Chuck man

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #25

    chuck – he is very well known.

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  • Ryan

    May 16, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Long time heard of the name but never see the lad plays. However, I hope we can secured this bid

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  • CRAIGG

    May 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Wright-Phillips—Barton—Velos0— Adam Johnson

    Thats a midfield worth paying to watch.

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  • Danny

    May 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #28

    We cant wait for him to have a good tournament….although that sounds like what galatasaray want to do!! Interest and his price will grow!

    We need to push this deal through ASAP!

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  • Ryan

    May 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #29

    So, we should grab him asap from others

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  • Danny

    May 16, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Deja Vu with the whole translation thing going on!

    Lets hope this time we are more successful!

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  • Dp the geordie

    May 16, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #31

    hmm. Good prospect this lad. Can play either left or right, but from what i saw of him, he’s predominately right footed like’s to cut in from the left. The only thing I would say is he’s quite short if I remember right and he gets knocked off the ball a bit. However, a great prospect IF he can beef up a bit, and endure the prem. Not sure if anyone else can elaborate..tom_toon??

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  • Nicke Alvaro

    May 16, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Who would you guys prefer out of Arshavin and Turan? Ideally both but I greatly doubt it. Just who do you think is more likely to join and who would benefit the team more?
    I would prefer Arshavin myself but this guy looks tops too.

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #33
  • HeronMag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed, I’ve got to say the fact that you’ve picked this story up faster than the big news networks speaks volumes for this sites international connections!

    Eat your heart out Sky Sports News!

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #35

    i would also prefer arshavin nicke alvaro but turan is more realstic since arshavin performance in the final.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #36

    scottish mag, read the date of that syksports article.

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  • AZ

    May 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Evening all, sorry to be the pessimist, but deep down you all know that this is just another pipe dream for us. As soon as deals like this go public, it basically means we have failed to entice yet another quality player. Basically we have nothing to offer these players, ie european football at any level. we all need to stop dreaming about this type of player coming for the next few years. Hope I’m wrong though………Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #38

    i seen this story in the morning/early afternoon, thought it took a while for anyone to report on it.

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  • scottish mag

    May 16, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #39

    sorry about that posted from wrong site

    here you go english version of sabah

    http://english.sabah.com.tr/8864CBC16DB74287A8C9D0A11671EB79.html

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  • joe

    May 16, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Watch some football Chuck. It helps.

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