Emre Officially Leaves Newcastle United


News today coming through is that Turkish International Emre has been officially unveiled by Fenerbahce, after the club today announced the midfielder had signed a four-year deal.

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Emre – finally joins Fenerbahce

The deal between the Turkish powerhouse club and Newcastle was announced during the Euro 2008 Championships.

The actual closing of the deal was held up so the player could complete his National Service.

Under Turkish law, any citizen who has lived outside the country for up to three years has to spend 15 months in the national service, but anyone returning after more than three years living abroad, which is the specific case of Emre, has to sign up for only 21 days of basic military training.

We assume Emre has now completed that training.

There was never any doubt that the Emre deal would finally be completed, we just had to wait a few weeks.

And speaking on signing for the Turks, Emre said:

“For many years I have tried to represent Turkish football in Europe.

“I am very happy to have come to Fenerbahce, and I hope I will serve this club for years.”

The player’s fee is yet to be disclosed, and most reports have it around £4M.

Emre was a very good player, but he was injured too much to have the major impact  we would have liked.

With Newcastle now owned by Mike Ashley, there’s no legal requirement to say what the fee was.

Comments welcome.



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203 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully the money will go to a replacement quickly :)!

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, why are the comments off on the Owen article?
    Thanks,
    Tom

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Well there is some money to spend MA so spend it!!!!!!!!

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #4

    I think you should specify spending the money on players, as he might get confused, and think you mean bacon butty’s 🙂

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  • HeronMag

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ll always remember being there when he scored past the mackems. Good luck to the lad.

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  • Leo

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    good now use the money to get a young and adequate replacement

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  • WesToon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Good luck emre

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  • Peg Weg

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    up the uvfers.

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  • Gooderz

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Hopefully that £4m (or so) will go towards the £6m wanted for Derdiyok.

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  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #10

    You think that NUFC will soften the blow of losing emre today with a couple of signings???

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  • broon ale

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #11

    from the treatment table at newcastle to the treatment table in turkey.
    very good business to get money for this fella.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #12

    harrier. no i dont! do you?

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  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #13

    was just hoping – they have not anounced it on the official site – so maybe they would anounce it with a deal. That would be nice 🙂

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  • Kris

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #14

    this is a big loss the lad would always give a 100% and had lots of skill,shame but his injury record was terrible,lets hope keegan doesnt see guthrie as his replacement !!!!!

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  • Bill F SPLASH THE CASH ASH

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #15

    He was so nearly the player we yearned to have in the team, just didn’t happen somehow. The big thing that dissappointed me about him was his finishing, he would get into great positions and then blast the ball high or wide with the odd exception.
    Still good luck to him in Turkey I am sure he will do well back in his own country.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Just get players in quicky!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #17

    the emre confirmation has probably surfaced because anal oliver has been hounding the club for a scoop for years so they eventually felt sorry for him and allowed him to report that emre has finaly left.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #18

    i think the last scoop the chronicle had was when shearer signed. since then, oliver has managed to piss off every regime we have had in charge.

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  • Drago

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #19

    i’m glad that he’s gone, i dont think that we need a player which cant play three games in a row without injury…

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  • micepie

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Let’s sign him back! He’s just the sort of player we need!

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  • Davies

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Shame, I liked the little fella when he was fit. It wouldn’t surprise me if his injury problems go away now he’s going to Turkey, it seems to go that way with players we sell (except Bramble).

    I don’t think we’ll see another signing for a little while yet. There are too many people saying how desperately needed signings are. Shay and KK have both said it in the last seven days. I would imagine Taylor has mentioned it in one of his many conversations with the press as well.

    Give it a week or two. Hopefully there will still be enough training time to get a new signing bedded in a bit before the season kicks off.

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  • Chris

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Emre won’t be a big miss IMO. He was rarely fit anyway. If he’d been fit he’d have been a cracking player for us, but he didn’t stay fit enough to have a good run in the team. Good luck to him though.

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  • Shearer#1

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Veloso and Moutinho are available and we’re watching small clubs like Everton bid for these players. Why aren’t we trying to sign them? Even for £15m + they would be good value because of their age. And does anyome know who the 2 defenders KK is talking about? He’s saying they’ll be signed (hopefully) before the game against Mallorca.

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  • Kevin

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #24

    @ Micepie – LMAO!
    That’s a Fat Freddy move if I ever heard one!

    So a little extra cash in the cauffers for MA to INVEST….RIGHT MIKE???

    I’m getting a bit nervous here, lads. Another day, another disappointment. Day after day after day. Show of hands who thinks Owen will play this weekend….not me….

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  • xfer

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Very good player, one of the very few technically gifted players we have, unfortunately too injury prone. Good luck to the lad, he gives his all whenever he plays.

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  • Davies

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Kevin, are you actually KK. If you are, I’m really rather worried.

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  • brownrob

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Nope he is Kevin Kuranyi 😉

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #28

    I always like Emre and hope he would live up to the expectation…Emre was perhaps the only reason that I don’t dislike Souness…

    Hope he does well back in Turkey!

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #29

    In football you don’t sell a key player (even if he was injured loads) unless you’ve got 1 lined up .. so if MA and wise know football there is a replacement coming .. if not then they’re amateurs

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  • Terry Mac's Crossword

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #30

    STK, Suazo or Balotelli (Inter)
    AM, Van Der Vaart (Hamburg) Afellay/Larsson cheaper alternatives.
    DM, Inler (Udinese)
    LB, Krystkov (?) (Real Madrid)
    CB, Evans (Manure)

    A sprinkling of good young’ns and i’d be happy!

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  • sweendog

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #31

    In football you don’t sell a key player (even if he was injured loads) unless you’ve got 1 lined up .. so if MA and wise know football there is a replacement coming .. if not then they’re amateurs … or MA is greedy .. we’ll find out very soon.

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  • micepie

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Only joking of course, but – yes – his time with us was so disappointing when it could have been so much more. Emre was too one-footed though and I’d like to see a player who is comfortable with either foot in the centre.

    I was watching a re-run of Everton v Arsenal on cable tv yesterday and thought how amazingly comfortable Arteta was on the ball, even under a lot of pressure. Not that we’d be able to get him, of course, and he plays too wide anyway. A player anything like as composed but who is happiest not drifting out wide would also be ideal.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #33

    West Ham have signed Switzerland international Valon Behrami from Lazio in a £5m deal.

    Behrami, 23, can play at right-back or on the right side of midfield and has signed a five-year contract.

    West Ham actually have a good player now!!! It is the end of the world as we know it 🙁

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    I would loved to have kept a fit Emre at Newcastle as he does offer something different, something we lack alot of, creativness.

    However the words Emre and fit in the same sentance rarely appear and if we got anywhere near 4 million then thats a great deal.

    I just hope Kev brings in someone creative, whether that be Mountinho, Fernandez or this lad from Norway…..i dont care, just as long as hes talented and creative.

    I miss the Beardsley type player, no hang on i just miss Pedro!

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  • Kevin

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #35

    My full name is Kevin Federline, but you can call me K-Fed.

    And I’m getting K-Fed-Up with Mike Ashley’s fat pockets.

    We’ll all remember Emre for his amazing free kicks and fantastic creative play – but it’s a bit hard to remember since he only played around 4 matches for us. A great player, but I feel maybe not strong enough for the English game. I hope he does well in Turkey, but I’m also happy to hear we’ve gotten some money for him!

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  • Eyeball

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Glad to see the back of him…Yes he scored against the mackems, but as many of you have pointed out he was injured too much!

    £4m + the £60k a week wages he was on that has to be money saved!!!

    Now we can sign someone and pay the £30-£40k a week and still save money!!!

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  • brownrob

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Nah Behrami is a little overrated, he was poor at Euro 2008

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #38

    There are still 2 other Swiss players i would rather have….

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 23, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes but that doesnt mean he is a bad player. At least they are spending money. MA hasnt even spent his own money its the money off rozehnal and the other players we sold he is using atm.

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #40

    I thought Behrami has to be really good.

    It’s true that I didn’t watch much of his days in Italy but I got the impression that he was well trusted by his national team coach and team mates as many Swiss attacks were started from him. I mean..despite the fact that he was playing quite poor…he was still quite trusted. That’s my impression anyway.

    WHERE ARE THE SKY TV MONEY?

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