Turkish Reports Say Fenerbahce To Sign Emre


There is breaking news in Turkey that top club Fenerbahce have agreed terms with Newcastle for Turkish midfielder Emre.

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Emre – reports that Newcastle have agree fee with Fenerbahce?

The Turkish club are hoping to build up on their current squad, and are reported to have agreed terms with Newcastle’s Emre Belozoglu, and with his club Newcastle United.

The Turkish International’s agent Ahmet Bulut has verified the report to be true.

It appears the total cost of the transfer will be about 7M euros to be paid to Newcastle and 3.5M euros per year to Emre.

This is about £5.5M in transfer costs, which is more than the £3.8M Newcastle are reported to have paid Inter Milan for the midfielder in July, 2005.

We do find it hard to believe that Emre will be getting about £2.8M/year at the Turkish club, that sounds unreal. Maybe that amount is over the length of the contract, but we have no idea what the contract length is.

At that time Emre signed a 5 year contract with the club when Graeme Souness was then the manager at the Tyneside club. That contract still has two years to run.

It is also being reported that Fenerbahce’s Chairman, Aziz Yildirim, will announce this transfer during his broadcast on FBTV on June 2nd, which is this Monday.

But we are rather dubious about this report, since there were reports about Emre leaving Newcastle last November.

They came out of Turkey, when Emre was himself playing there for Turkey in the Euro 2008 qualifiers, and all kinds of quotes were being attributed to various officials. and even to Emre himself.

And those reports turned out to be made up nonsense, as we learned later, even though they were widely reported.

They even had Emre saying he wanted to leave Newcastle, and Emre later clarified the situation, by saying he said no such thing, and it was all made up in his homeland.

As far as we know Keegan and Newcastle do not want to sell Emre, and Keegan has said more than once that he sees Emre in Newcastle’s future.

The reports also suggest the signing will not take place until after the Euro 2008 Championships, which to us sounds a little dubious and strange.

Add to that the reports that the Galatasaray club’s board are trying to prevent this deal from going through, and it looks like somebody is playing a joke.

These reports are coming from Turkey, but once bitten twice shy, and if we were pushed we’d have to say we think these reports were made up nonsense.

We want to be signing new players in the summer, and not selling the good players we already have.

But we’ll see – at least the reports are definitely being aired in the Turkish press, we know that.

Comments welcome.


143 comments so far

  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #1

    hahaha no way this is one way to lower wage budget. I hope a replacement soon follows this is madness.

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  • bessi

    May 30, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #2

    we need a muslim like emre to play for us

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  • Hadrian

    May 30, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #3

    someone got the wrong memo , we are meant tobe bringing in creative midfielders , not shipping them out !

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  • Fener

    May 30, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Turkish media are a joke. I don’t think it’s true.

    They’re labelled as QTM (quality Turkish Media) for a reason and that’s because they suck! They make up stories everyday in the newspapers. Not reliable at all!

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 30, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #5

    dont see what the fuss is about – done nothing and is too small for the premiership without enough pace and hasnt really done much for us.

    – i had high hopes when he signed, which is a shame.

    One of many off the pay roll with a bit of luck.

    we wont even notice him gone as he bascially hasnt been here.

    Bring in the new

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  • toonoholic

    May 30, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #6

    WALL PUBERTY !

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  • Nobby's Dad

    May 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Well since we’ll have paid him roughly £7 million in wages since he joined…..I’ll be glad to see the back of him.

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m sure KK has something up his sleeve.

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  • toonoholic

    May 30, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #9

    toon 1978 , it better be good stuff !

    i am shocked to see we are selling emre ( as good as dead wood) and no the real dead wood ( smith)

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #10

    he is always injured therfore we wont miss him

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  • Marat18

    May 30, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #11

    realistic NUFC first XI in august:

    Given
    Beye-Taylor-Faye-Enrique
    Milner-Butt-Geremi-Lua Lua
    Owen-Martins

    Subs: Harper, Edgar, Carroll, Cacapa, Tozer

    what do u think? realistic or not?

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #12

    bessi! can you explain why it is good for newcastle to have a muslim playing for them Surely it doesnt matter!

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  • toonoholic

    May 30, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #13

    did u realize we dont have cover for midfield ?

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #14

    toonoholic it has to be mate if the reports are true then KK knows he has to replace Emre. We have an even thinner squad now then what we had at the end of the season. We need a big signing to calm the nerves of us toon fans.

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15

    toonoholic. do you realise it is only speculation that we have sold emre? do you realise that even if it is proved to be true we will sign a replacement? hopefully one which is not always injured or banged up in jail

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  • dave

    May 30, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #16

    the above is a stupid arsehole.

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  • toonoholic

    May 30, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Toon1978

    He already has to replace barton
    and now emre too ?

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #18

    toon1978, i think all toon fans in general need to calm down. everything that has been on this website since the season finished has been speculation

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  • Lew Davies

    May 30, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Bessi – A pointless statement!!!!
    Grow up or bugger off. 🙂

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  • toonbarmy

    May 30, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Just found this article on a website called Fenerbahce Worldwide. It is dated Friday 30th May.

    http://www.fenerbahceworldwide.org/view/481/Emre%27s_Agent_Says_Fenerbah%C3%A7e_Rumours_Are_Ridiculous/

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #21

    broon ale you are right and sensible i am just getting a little concerned lol.

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #22

    toonoholic, why do we have to replace barton? and why do we have to replace emre. Both are still newcastle players.

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  • Spyro

    May 30, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #23

    ignore bessi, he is just trying to seek attention

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  • toonoholic

    May 30, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #24

    i think joey is jailbound .

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #25

    dave! i hope that wasnt addressed to me? if look at all my contributions on this subject you will find none have involved language like yours. kettle black springs to mind

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #26

    UNLESS Arda has a gentlemans agreement to sign for the toon so therefore Emre is free to go ;).

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  • Nick C

    May 30, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Marati, I think that is overly pessimistic. We will sign players. The question is, will it be the second or third raters we mainly got last summer, or will MA loosen the purse strings a bit more?
    Hard to call….

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #28

    anyways, i am off to watch britains got talent. just chill out folks.

    unless something is announced on nufc.co.uk its not woth discussing.

    this website will drive us mad

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  • Nick C

    May 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Regarding Emre. I would be amazed if we could get that sort of wedge from a Turkish club for him. I would have expected 2-3 mill at best. If it’s true, snap their hands off…

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  • NUFCFAN

    May 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Marat 18 – i honestly think your team is retarded. Stop being pessimistic, signings will come.

    Nothing is happening as Keegan is on Holiday.

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  • Nick Dryden

    May 30, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Perma crock on huge wages. It’s a no brainer. An OK player on rare occasions, but is always injured. Bite their hands off. Now if we could just get rid of Smith and Duff and get Ten Cate in as academy diirector.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Marat – What do you think of Bilyaletdinov, Zhirkov and Bystrov. I think we could use Bilyaletdinov and maybe Zhirkov (left of midfield 3 as he can defend too)

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #33

    ………………………….Given……………………….

    Beye……Taylor………….A.Ferdinand……Enrique

    Milner………Veloso…….Arda…………….N’Zogbia

    Owen………………Martins

    Very youthful and a canny little team IMO.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Anton Ferdinand?!?!? Take your garbage off this site.

    Taylor over faye? Again absolute Garbage.

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  • Toon1978

    May 30, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Well i like it lol Tom Toon do you like the midfield?

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #36

    ——————-Krul——————-
    Beye—Faye–Davd Luiz–Torosidis
    ——Hilbert–Inler–Kahlenberg—-
    ——————Owen——————-
    ———-Martins—Pogrebynak——

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  • toonarmy08

    May 30, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #37

    There is no way kk would sell emre without having something up his sleve ,as keegan has said before that emre has something that no 1 else at nufc has ,provided he plays.Really good on the ball ,very crative .We just havent seen the best of him .Saw him play 4 inter a few times and he was awesome.I would take Appiah as part ex if he still at fenerbahce ,any ideas tom toon or gg7 if he is there ???

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  • Chris F

    May 30, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #38

    really, who will notice he’s gone?

    he’s done nothing for us since he signed, is always injured.

    he’s never ran a game from midfield, he’s never been a great goal scoring midfielder, and he’s not exactly created many goals for others either.

    will we miss him? i severely doubt it.

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  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #39

    i suggest every one logs off and comes back in 4weeks so we can all discuss players who have actually come and gone. all this internet and newspaper speculation is making some people sound desperate.

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  • Oga

    May 30, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Appiah’s contract has been frozen until he fully recovers from injury. Here’s a link that explains his situation in detail.

    http://ghana.worldcupblog.org/player-news-and-rumors/fenerbahce-betray-stephen-appiah.html

    So he definitely wants a move after the way they treated him! And he’s said before he wants to play in England so his children get a British education.

    Would definitely look to get him in some sort of exchange, as he should be fit for next season. Would be a massive signing! Exactly the kind of influence we need in the centre of the park!

    Update on the injury:

    http://www.stepapp.com/latest-blog1.html

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