Thursday, May 17, 2007

Real Madrid, Villareal Join Race for Tuncay Sanli

After leading Fenerbahce to their 17th Turkcell Super Lig Championship, it seems a foregone conclusion that superstar Tuncay Sanli will leave the club at the end of the season. He has reportedly rebuffed club officials who wanted to ink him to a new deal, and has no shortage of suitors interested in his skills. Yesterday I reported that Barcelona had joined the likes of AC Milan, Newcastle United, and others who are interested in Tuncay. Now you can add Barcelona rivals Real Madrid and Villareal to the mix.
According to, Real will send scouts to watch Tuncay this weekend against Galatasaray in the world's biggest derby. The club is expected to send Jose Antonio Reyes packing back to Arsenal at the end of the season, and Tuncay might be the player to fill his role. With an all-Spanish UEFA Cup final, the Spanish La Liga could stake their claim as being the world's greatest league at the moment, certainly an attractive selling point for Tuncay.
With two games remaining, Fenerbahce fans might be seeing the last appearances of Tuncay Sanli.


Blogger Emre Kizilkaya said...

As far as I know, Fenerbahce won't offer a new contract with a record high wage... Fenerbahce Board doesn't want to spoil the wage balance of the team. So Tuncay is very likely to leave and Barcelona is the possible destination.

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