Soccer / turkish football

Galatasaray strikes twice: Marcao and Emre Tasdemir are now lions
Garry Rodrigues was sold to Saudi Arabia. The upcoming departures of Serdar Aziz and Eren Derdiyok were announced by coach Fatih Terim. But what is much more important was the announcement of transfers. Now the time has finally come. There are still no strikers in sight, but the departure of central defender Aziz has already been arranged. The Galatasaray managers have also thought about a Yuto Nagatomo backup. Now the fans are waiting impatiently for the obligations in the offensive line. A central defence from Portugal Marcos do Nascimento Teixeira, or Marcao for short, is the newcomer to central defence for the Yellow Reds. The only 22-year-old Brazilian comes from the Portuguese first division team Grupo Desportivo De Chaves-Futebol Sad (GD Chaves). Yesterday, Wednesday, the record champion announced the completion of the transfer in a stock market announcement. Next Monday, 14 January, the defender is expected in Istanbul to sign a 3.5-year contract after the medical check. Although no figures have yet been released regarding the deal, it is reported that the transfer fee will be between three and four million euros. It is also unclear how much the 1.85-meter professional will earn on the Bosporus. This season, he scored 23 (2,070 minutes) in the 18th NOS League competition and scored three goals. In the first half of the season, he also has the best duel quota in the Portuguese upper house with 125 duels won. Emre Tasdemir is now a lion too Actually, the "Imparator" on the left defensive side has two trained left defenders with Yuto Nagatomo and Ömer Bayram. Nevertheless, the opportunity to transfer 23-year-old Emre Tasdemir from Bursaspor was not missed. The defensive player signed a 1.5-year contract with the Turkish champions and trained with them for the first time. Since the 2014/15 season, however, the native of the capital city has been more in the limelight with his injuries. After a good start to the season, Tasdemir was appointed to the Turkish team by the then national team coach Fatih Terim and was able to play four times in the kit of the half-moon kickers. But then it was only downhill for the left-footed player, who had already suffered 13 injuries in his short career. Bursaspor alone could not fall back on him for 796 days. He suffered the worst injury last season, when he dropped out for 213 days. This season he was only allowed to play for seven minutes against Fenerbahce in the first league match with the green-whites. Coach Samet Aybaba then kicked him off the squad and had no function for Tasdemir.