Asamoah to Galatasaray back on in January – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Kwadwo Asamoah celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017. 15:00

Juventus’ Ghanaian Kwadwo Asamoah will have another chance to sign for Galatasaray when the transfer window opens in January 2018.

The versatile midfielder almost completed the move to Istanbul in the European summer, but the two clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee.

Asamoah is set to be out of contract at Juve from midway through next year and the Italian side will green light a transfer in the winter window.

The Black Stars veteran is no longer a regular in the first XI and is keen on a move to ensure he sees more playing time.

“In the end Juventus didn’t want to let him go,” Galatasaray chairman Dursun Ozbek told Fanatik.

“We already had an agreement with Asamoah, and we’ll repeat our offer during the winter transfer window.”

Asamoah has been on Juve’s books since joining from Udinese in 2012.

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Juve undecided on Asamoah sale – Galatasaray president – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Aug 17, 2017. 17:00

Juventus are undecided over whether to sell Kwadwo Asamoah to Galatasaray, according to the Turkish club’s president Dursun Ozbek.

The Ghana veteran has been strongly linked with a move to Istanbul, where it is believed he will see more playing time than he has managed at Juve for the past couple of seasons.

However, when speaking to NTV about Asamoah, Ozbek said: “Galatasaray SK have initiatives for the Ghanaian player whilst Juventus are undecided.”

Asamoah has become more of a ‘squad’ player than a first-team regular at the Italian champions, having battled against a series of injuries in the past two years.

Yet with Juventus having sold Mario Lemina and Tomas Rincon, the Ghanaian’s presence may still be required by coach Max Allegri, hence their indecision over a sale.

The versatile Black Stars player joined the Turin club from Udinese on 2012 and has helped them win five consecutive Serie A titles.

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New Galatasaray winger Feghouli eyes Turkish title – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017. 10:00

New Galatasaray midfielder Sofiane Feghouli says he wants to win the Turkish Super Lig title with the club after joining them from West Ham United.

The Algerian international had been repeatedly linked with a move to Galatasaray since last month and he has finally joined the club.

“Obviously, I had expected to sign for Galatasaray for some time now,” Feghouli told the club’s official website.

“But conditions can sometimes be like that. I am very happy to join the club, which has such a big following.

“Today, I came to Turk Telekom Stadium for the first time; A very beautiful stadium and a spectacular one,” he continued.

“I came here to be a champion; I want the championship title. I have to work hard.”

The former Valencia midfielder has signed a five-year deal with the 20-time Super Lig champions.

A club statement read: “Sofiane Feghouli, who signed a five-year contract with Galatasaray, was born in Levallois-Perret on December 26, 1989, in the north-west of Paris.”

Feghouli played 21 English Premier League (EPL) games and netted three goals for West Ham last season after joining the club from Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia.

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Galatasaray clash excites Asamoah Gyan – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Aug 10, 2017. 17:00

Asamoah Gyan says he is looking forward to making his Turkish Super Lig debut when Kayserispor tackle Galatasaray on Monday.

Gyan, who joined Kayserispor on a two-year deal last month, has scored three goals in preseason to hint at the danger he will pose in the 2017/18 campaign.

The 31-year-old admits he has a high regard for Istanbul giants Galatasaray, but has warned them that his side should not be taken lightly.

“Since I first came to Kayseri, there have been a lot of interest in me and my colleagues,” he told Dogan News Agency, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.

“I know that Galatasaray is a great team and it will be a tough match. But nobody should see us as a small team.

“Because football is 90 minutes. Anything can happen, the result will be announced after 90 minutes and so we’ll see.”

The teams will meet at the Turk Telecom Stadium in Istanbul on Monday.

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Kwadwo Asamoah set for Galatasaray switch? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Aug 09, 2017. 16:00

Juventus and Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah could be set for a transfer to Galatasaray, according to media reports in Turkey.

The 28-year-old Black Stars veteran has been linked with a move away from the Italian champions, having lost his place as a regular in their starting XI.

The former Udinese midfielder is said to be keen on a switch to the Turkish capital Istanbul and has requested that Juve allow him to leave.

Gala are prepared to offer €9-million for the versatile West African but Juventus are reportedly holding out for €12-million.

Should Asamoah complete the move, he will join fellow Ghanaians Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye and Asamoah Gyan in the Turkish Superlig.

Asamoah’s contract with Juventus runs until the end of the 2017/18 season.

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Papa Alioune Ndiaye moves to Galatasaray

Ellong Doualla Viera of Equatorial Guinea tackles Papa Alioune Ndiaye of Senegal during the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Senegal and Equatorial Guinea at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar, Senegal on the 10 June 2017 © BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Aug 05, 2017. 15:00

Senegal forward Papa Alioune Ndiaye has completed his move to Galatasaray from rivals Osmanlispor.

The Lions of Teranga internal completes a four-year deal for €7.5 million Euros and has a buyout clause of €18 million – he will earn €2.75 million annually.

The 26-year-old, who has eight international caps for Senegal, netted 18 goals in 75 appearances for Osmanlispor during his two seasons at the club.

“I have joined one of the biggest clubs in European football and my ambition is to help the team succeed,” said Ndiaye.

“I did not get here all by myself but with the support of my teammates and coaches everywhere I’ve played.”

A product of the famous Diambars Academy in Senegal, Ndiaye moved to Norwegian club FK Bodø/Glimt in 2012.

He made 114 appearances, scoring 31 goals as well as providing 19 assists during a three-year stint in Norway, which led to a switch to Osmanlispor in August 2015.

However, in the previous campaign, he found the back of the net six times and provided two assists in 26 Turkish Super Lig matches for Osmanlispor.

Ndiaye made his debut for the West Africans against Rwanda in May 2016 and played for the Teranga Lions at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

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Galatasaray chasing Mohamed Elneny’s signature – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017. 11:00

Information coming from England is that Turkish giants, Galatasaray are working on securing a move for Egypt and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

It is reported that the Turkish side are in talks to sign the Pharaohs international as he has been linked with a move away from the club.

The 25-year-old has recently been linked to English Premier League side Leicester City after Arsenal accepted a £10m bid, but the player opted to stay in London and fight for a starting spot at Arsenal.

The Gunners signed Elneny from FC Basel for £5m in January 2016. The midfielder made 40 appearances across all competitions.

However, he is deemed surplus to requirements by manager Arsene Wenger and according to Turkish outlet Fotospor, Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun arrived in London on Sunday to engage the club.

Ergun has already started negotiations for the Egyptian international, with the Turkish side reportedly keen to get the deal done after their other transfers have fallen through.

Should a deal materialise, Elneny could become the second Egyptian player to join the Turkish League this summer alongside Mahmoud Trezeguet, who joined Kasımpaşa on a season-long loan.

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