According to reports, Leeds United and Lazio have been in “frequent” talks for the past two weeks over the signing of Kerem Akturkoglu, an attacker for Galatasaray, in January.
Given that two Leeds supporters, Kevin Speight and Christopher Loftus, were killed in 2000 on the eve of a UEFA Cup match, the news is quite unexpected. Nigel Martyn discussed that evening with us.
However, new information has emerged from Fanatik, claiming Leeds is making an effort to set aside their enmity in order to negotiate for Turkey’s premier player, Akturkoglu. The 25-year-old attracted attention after making waves for the Turkish team.
In 27 games this campaign, he has contributed to 15 goals. He has 74 goals and 74 assists at Galatasaray, four games shy of 150. Akturkoglu is one of the better players in the league, regardless of his side.
According to the report, Leeds and Serie A powerhouse Lazio have been in constant communication on the possibility of making a trade over the past two weeks. However, the report claims that Galatasaray is not prepared to sell the assailant.
F.C. Copenhagen versus Galatasaray A.S. UEFA Champions League 2023–2024 – Group A
Leeds is in talks to recruit Kerem Akturkoglu, a star for Galatasaray.
Not to mention that he has a contract that runs through the summer of 2026, which should come as no surprise given his stellar form, till the summer.
A player who has drawn attention this season on the Champions League platform.
After Christmas, they were guaranteed a spot in the Europa League thanks to two goals from Akturkoglu, one of which came in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United. In the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford, he also scored.
Thus, a legitimate player with 26 caps for his nation. However, it doesn’t seem plausible in reality that Leeds and Galatasaray would be willing to negotiate a deal at the negotiation table.
What use is a winger for Leeds? Perhaps, provided that players like Crysencio Summerville and Willy Gnonto decide to leave in January. However, it is generally anticipated that Summerville, at the very least, will remain at Elland Road.