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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.


203 comments so far

  • sweendogg007

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #121

    Off topic, do you think Ashley did the dirty with Mallorca and Jonas to get one back on Shepard, b’cos he was going to buy Mallorca?
    If so Genius.

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  • Patrick

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #122

    @sweendogg007
    no matter what, it’s been the fact for now, so let’s enjoy.

    Btw, after looking at the pic of Behrami posted on soccernet.com, I have a strong feeling that Behrami would be another Bellamy, mentally. His tattoo just scared me. *laugh*

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  • Nufc Outsider

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #123

    shay givens staying at newcastle and warnock isn’t part of the deal .

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  • toonoholic

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #124

    NUFC Insider // Jul 23, 2008 at 19:13

    Shay Given is joining Blackburn Rovers. Steven Warnock is signing for Newcastle as part of the deal.

    Remember who told you!

    LOL

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  • ende

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #125

    I’ll never forget when Emre would come off the field and kiss his replacement on the cheek. Weirdo.

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  • GrantosUK

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #126

    Shame to see him go. I’ve got his name on last seasons shirt.

    I was actually sick of telling me dad, who isnt a fan, this will be his year etc. etc.

    Shame to see him go but for the best when you think of games he played to wage etc etc.

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  • harrier

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #127

    ok NUFC Insider – spill your guts with everything going on at the club

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #128

    Although i would love to see Ashton in black & white fellas didn’t he sign a new contract extension with West ham not to long ago shortly after we were heavily linked to signing him! I just hope & pray we have a huge signing in the bag like Diego or Turan & follow it up with Good signings like Shorey & possibly Ryan Nelson from Blackburn or Cueller from Gers! would love to see likes of ashton gomez even gomis here but dont think KK will be given enough £ to buy these players, i’d be happy with Kevin Davies or James beattie for the short term like, not cost a lot & could do a job!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #129

    NUFC insider

    I’d be surprised because it would make sense

    good left back in

    Krul kept and happy

    Sad to see Shay go but Harper very capable

    So sensible it can’t be true!!!!!!

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  • bettyswollocks

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #130

    wigaz – kevin davies doesnt even qualify as a footballer. he spends most of the game looking at the opposition defenders deciding which elbow to lead with rather than bothering about where the ball is. he is the epitomy of bolton and their ugly roughball so please just leave him where he is. it sends shudders down the spine just seeing his name mentioned in the same sentence as nufc.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #131

    Prediction time: Given sold to Arsenal
    Nzogbia sold to Arsenal
    Arda bought from Galatasaray on last day of window
    Warnock bought from Blackburn
    Cuellar bought once Rangers finally get a replacement lined up
    Ameobi sold to Hull after season long loan
    Larsson bought from Brum

    That’s it

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  • Oba

    Jul 23, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #132

    Shay Given isn’t going anywhere.

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  • bettyswollocks

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #133

    i can understand the given theory as blackburn have apparently sanctioned the friedel move after having a bid accepted for a keeper. throw in that shay used to play there and you might think it had substance.

    however i’d suggest that if it was one of our keepers going to blackburn that it’d be harper as he only has one year left on his contract.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #134

    Heres my conspiracy theory:

    Gala have now signed Kewell and Meria.

    Could these be replacements for Newcastle bound Turan and Servet ??

    Now wouldnt that be nice…..unlikely but nice.

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  • Alex

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #135

    My 4 would be
    Distin
    Cuellar
    Inler
    Heskey he would be the perfect partner for Owen & Martins .

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #136

    If Gala got Meira just to compensate losing Servet then Gala got the far better deal!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #137

    Paul Robinson will go to blackburn.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #138

    Fair point…..

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #139

    Like it Alex! Heskey would be perfect for those two to play off & we could rotate him & viduka without causing problems to team harmony! would love to see distan in Toon shirt again be gr8 for taylor to learn off too! Cueller would be good buy too but he keeps saying he loves rangers because their always in CL! Ihler too would be good buy but if we couldn’t get him what about Bullard?

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #140

    Yes Tom Toon I think you hit the nail on the head there.

    By the way I saw an earlier blog where you were berating Spyro accusing him of being fernando. I thought the same Name could not be used by another blogger – am I wrong? A couple of nights ago I tried to blog using the name Optimist and made a few bad jokes in an optimistic vein. Ed didn’t let me post them. Can people even use 2 different blog names? I’m confused if he would let fernando wind everyone up but not let me have a little joke with no-one the victim.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #141

    My 4:

    Warnock
    Coloccini
    Ledley
    Derdiyok

    Could probably think of better in time but they’d do me.

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  • Hadji

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #142

    Ende…..No offence mate but he comes from warmblooded country where kissing in the cheek shows a huge respect to someone.
    Dont know where you live but you sound Scandinavian,anyway i know its kind a strange for the cold people like you and most of the West Europe,Scandinavia to understand the Balcan people.
    I mean,you people dont even know who your 1st neighbour is,that explains everything.
    So Ende if you dont understand someone’s customs,i recomend you to keep your stupid opinion to yourself and not spreading the WEIRDO word on this site.

    PEACE

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  • toonoholic

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #143

    i think we did rather go for deridyok than heskey

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #144

    Ledley King tom toon? or is that Ledley who plays in championship cant remember his 1st name is it joe? Be happy with warnock & coloccini like as thats 2 positions we need sorted asap!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #145

    Alex re Heskey – unfashionable but true – his style would suit both Owen and Martins. Trouble is THAT Heskey only really turns up 1 in 4 games.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #146

    Joe Ledley, why would i want a fat crocked spud.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #147

    I think we need 3 new centre midfielders.

    Van

    Der

    Vaart

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #148

    King is a clapped out knacka like! shame coz when fit he’s top quality!

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #149

    What do you recon of my FOOTBALL MANAGER TEAM?

    Cech
    Rafinha Terry Chivu Bridge

    SWP Lampard Essien Robben

    Torres Tevez

    Yes i am Chelsea lol i apologise heheheheh!!!!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #150

    Tom Toon – Is Ledley an AM ? Like Rob Lee in any way? I see he’s 20yrs old and scored 11 in 48 last season. Sounds like a Keegan buy.

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  • bettyswollocks

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #151

    tom_toon – i thought you wanted a defensive midfielder as priority? only saw joe ledley play in the cup final but i dont remember him being a DM.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #152

    changed my mind, i want two box-to-box players. Barton-Ledley

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #153

    MAG PIE – Der is quite rubbish actually.

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #154

    Tom Toon

    Took me a while to get that – Van is the best of the 3

    Mate – can you respond to 139 and 149 please

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  • mag pie

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #155

    blackburn have signed given for 3 million

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #156

    MAG PIE // Jul 23, 2008 at 20:16

    I think we need 3 new centre midfielders.

    Van

    Der

    Vaart

    🙂

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #157

    The only box bartons goin to is the witness box! i hope he comes good tom toon coz there’s no doubt the lad has ability, but does he have the mind set!

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  • toon mad chris

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #158

    Bullshit given hs not signed 4 blackburn

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  • Patrick

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #159

    @TT (#152), well, how about Vaart? is he a good guy?

    @MAG PIE, seriously, Joe Ledley IS a KK-type player and I think he can also be playing defensive roles as well. According to FM, our most “reliable” source, Joe Ledley can play ML, CM, DL, DC. We can buy him and try him in various positions to see if this is true. Remember, DL!!

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 23, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #160

    The silence on transfers is one thing but why oh why oh why no confirmation of the lad Spear?

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