Former Atlético Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi, who left the club over the summer to play for Turkish giants Galatasaray, spoke to AS reporter Özgür Sancar on Wednesday ahead of his side’s derby against rivals Fenerbahçe. The still-beloved Colchonero idol shed some light on how his transfer to the Süper Lig came about in June, and
Atlético’s official site confirms Turan has been signed. Atleti will reportedly pay Galatasaray €12 million for the 24-year-old. The player, who will join Atleti on a four-year deal, will travel to Spain on Thursday and undergo a medical on Friday. His formal presentation is scheduled for Tuesday the 16th.
While Atlético confirmed winger José Antonio Reyes rejected Galatasaray’s offer for him on Tuesday, the club did not address the status of the Turkish outfit’s bid for striker Diego Forlán. Atleti have reportedly set Forlán’s price at €8m, a fee Galatasaray are willing to meet. The Istanbul-based club would also pay the Uruguayan €6m per year for three years.
Atlético Madrid has confirmed that José Antonio Reyes has rejected a move to Galatasaray and will be staying at the Vicente Calderón next season. In a statement released on the club’s official website, Atlético confirmed that Galatasaray had made a bid for Reyes, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi.
According to sources in the Spanish media, Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi was in Istanbul on Sunday where he agreed terms with Galatasaray to join the Turkish outfit next season. AS reports the announcement will be made official tomorrow. According to MARCA, Atleti is set to receive €2m for the former Czech international.
Atlético supporters worried about losing José Antonio Reyes can breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now. Turkish media reports suggested Atlético had agreed to sell Reyes, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi on Thursday, but new reports claim Atleti sporting director told Galatasaray officials that ‘la Perla’ isn’t for sale.
Atlético directors Enrique Cerezo and Miguel Ángel Gil Marín found themselves very busy in Turkey on Friday, as they looked to take care of a number of business transactions in Istanbul. Reports in the Turkish media confirm they are, in fact, negotiating the sale of Diego Forlán to Besiktas, the purchase of Arda Turan from Galatasaray and a sponsorship deal for next season with Turkish Airlines.