Roberto Carlos Deal Nearly Finished?
Less than three weeks ago, Fenerbahce administrators reiterated their lack of interest in signing Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos yet again. However, Spanish news outlet Marca is reporting that Roberto Carlos and his agent will meet with Fenerbahce officials this week to sign a two-year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to the paper, "after all of the agreements in terms of principles last year in February, Fenerbahçe wants to have the Brazilian player sign the contract in order to not repeat last year's disappointment." Fenerbahce has yet to issue any statement denying or confirming the truth since their last declaration on the topic on April 27th. However, the signing of Roberto Carlos would mean that Fener is expecting to lose one of their six non-Turkish players. Defender Diego Lugano was earlier mentioned in a transfer swap of sorts to Real Madrid. Star scorer Tuncay Sanli has been linked to Newcastle United, AC Milan, and a number of other English and Italian teams. Tuncay has indicated he might like to leave Turkiye to experience the style of play in another European league. Defender/Midfielder Stephen Appiah has been linked to Glasgow Celtic as well.
Stay tuned to see if the worst-kept secret in Turkiye becomes a reality this time.