After last season’s worst performance in the history of the Sporto Toto Super League, Galatasaray are entering the new season with a new staff.
The yellow-red football team did not find what they hoped for in the Super League, which began last season with a rejuvenation under president Brac Elmas and manager Fatih Terim. After parting ways with Terim in January, Galatasaray finished the season under Spanish coach Domenek Trent. Having had their worst season ever, Yellow Red disappointed fans by finishing the league in his 13th place.
President Dursun Ozbek started at Galatasaray, where management changed after the season ended. Ozbek embarked on a significant transfer maneuver while bringing in one of the club’s unforgettable footballers, Okan Buruk, to a coaching position.
Galatasaray transferred striker Haris Seferovic, right-back Leo Dubois, midfielder Sergio Oliveira and Fredric Mitsujo, who has played for various clubs in Europe. Those in yellow-red have defender Abdulkerim Baldakuchi, who was selected for the national team for his form at Konyaspor, and young left-back Kazimjan Karatas, who has attracted attention for his performances at Altai, to their colors. tied up.
Emre Akbaba, who played for Alanyaspor on loan last season, Yunus Akgün, who played for Adana Demirspor, and Okan Kochuk, who guarded the castle in Giresunspor, have returned to the squad at Galatasaray after a successful return.
young people are happy with their performance
The performance of the football academy’s young footballers at the beginning of the season camp at Galatasaray pleased the technical committee.
Growing up from the infrastructure of the yellow-red club, Okan Buruk gave the young player some serious chances at the start of season camp.
Hamza Akman, Metehan Baltachi, Emin Bayram, Beknaz Almazbekov, Baran Aksaka and Ali Turup Bürbür, who were brought into the camp, took advantage of the chances presented in the friendly.
Farewell to a key player
Galatasaray parted ways with many players who failed to deliver the expected performance despite investing heavily in the past.
‘Cimbom’ made a big fortune by selling Brazilian defender Marcao to Spanish Sevilla team for €15 million.
Having terminated the contract of Mbaye Diagne, who paid him around €13 million in bonuses, the yellow-red team loaned Egyptian striker Mustafa Muhammed, for whom he paid $6 million, and Olimpiu Morutan, who were given €3.5 million. for different teams.
Galatasaray, who did not sign new contracts with expiring Sofian Feguri and Ryan Babel, did not continue the tour with Erik Pruger, Inaki Pena and Khalil Dervishor who played on loan.
The yellow-red folks, who rented defender Alpaslan Öztürk to Eyüpspor, have also terminated the contract of Aytaç Kara, who has returned from his lease.
he played seven friendly matches
Galatasaray started preparations in Istanbul and organized a two-stage camp in Austria.
The Yellow Reds have won three of their seven preseason games. Galatasaray too, in these matches he had two draws and a defeat.
Having played four friendly matches in the first tier camp, “Cimbom” lost 2-1 to Austria’s Sturm Graz team and 1-0 to Hungary’s MOL Fehervar. Galatasaray, who beat Czech national team Sigma 2-0 over Olomouc, drew 0-0 with fellow countrymen Pardubice.
Back in Istanbul from a camp that lasted about two weeks, the yellow and red defeated Kasinpasa 2-1 in a friendly at Neff Stadium.
Galatasaray, who are going to Austria again for their second stage camp, drew 1–1 with Salernitana, one of the Italian teams, and defeated Fiorentina 2–1.
Galatasaray, who scored eight goals in friendly games, were unable to prevent six inside the castle. New signing Haris Seferovic, who scored two goals in the same game, also attracted attention with his assists.
The goalscorers in the friendly at Galatasaray were Kerem Akturkoul (2 goals), Ourkan Chaglayan, Yunus Akgun, Bafetimbi Gomis and Emre Akbaba.