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Transfer Report: Salih Özcan, Krunic and Attila Szalai

Fenerbahçe hasn't given up on the star footballer they pursued before. The midfield problem that emerged after Fred's injury prompted the Yellow Canaries to put the star player back on their radar.

Fenerbahçe hasn't given up on the star footballer they pursued before. The midfield problem that emerged after Fred's injury prompted the Yellow Canaries to put the star player back on their radar. In January, a new attempt will be made for the midfielder from the German giant. Additionally, the Yellow and Navy team plans to once again knock on the door of the Serie A giant for another one of their targets.

The increasing injuries at Fenerbahçe in recent weeks have dampened team spirits. Following the 3-2 defeat against Trabzonspor in the Super Lig, the Yellow and Navy team notably missed Fred, especially in the midfield. The management, planning to increase squad rotation, has set their sights on two stars playing for Bundesliga and Serie A giants. Moreover, news surfaced about a former Fenerbahçe star sending a message to Fenerbahçe.

He sent a message to Fenerbahçe

The representative of Rogon, the agency of Attila Szalai, whom Fenerbahçe sold to Bundesliga team Hoffenheim for a transfer fee of 12 million euros, sent a message to the Yellow and Navy team. It was conveyed that the Hungarian player expressed regret for leaving.

A loan deal is being considered

Szalai's situation was first brought to President Ali Koç's attention and then communicated to Ismail Kartal. Fenerbahçe's Sporting Director Mario Branco's opinion was also taken, considering the possibility of loaning the former player.

Attila Szalai

Fenerbahçe is positive

According to the details in the news, the lack of sufficient playing time in the Bundesliga strengthened the possibility of a transfer. It was noted that Fenerbahçe's familiarity with Szalai and the league, not facing adaptation issues, has made the club positive about the deal. The other defender is largely expected to be a foreigner, and alternative names are being considered in this regard.

Knocking on the door of the German team

Fred's injury at Fenerbahçe has caused a significant problem in the midfield. The management has started to identify candidates for the ‘number 6' transfer they postponed to January. , who still hasn't renewed his contract with Milan, is on the list. However, due to the foreign player quota problem, a search for a Turkish player has also begun. The number one candidate is Salih Özcan… Both Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray made attempts for the Turkish national player in the summer, but Dortmund rejected the offers. Fenerbahçe hasn't given up on Salih. The management is preparing to knock on the door of the German team again for the 25-year-old midfielder in January. Fenerbahçe will push the limits for this transfer. It's reported that the management plans to create a budget for Salih Özcan in January by parting ways with some names.

Not giving up on Krunic

Fenerbahçe is preparing to make attempts for Krunic as well. The Bosnian player was Ismail Kartal's number one request at the beginning of the season. Although the management reached a preliminary agreement with Krunic, Milan's coach Pioli didn't let the successful player go. Later, the Italian team offered a new contract to the 30-year-old player, the sides approached an agreement. However, no signature was made. Since Fenerbahçe prioritizes a Turkish player, Salih Özcan will be the first choice, but if this transfer fails, efforts for Krunic will start again

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