Oh man. This sucks so bad. We did get a great amount of cash, but still, I'd take Fatih over 20 million if i had the choice.
He transferred to Trabzonspor right when i started following soccer, and supporting Trabzon (yes im pretty new). I really can't imagine the team without him. It wouldve been amazing seeing Fatih, Marcelinho, Gokdeniz, Yattara, and Szymkowiak all playing together.
I watched him evolve from a good striker to a great one, and saw every one of his 31 goals the other year and 22 goals this year. He's had his ups and down, but whenever he played, everyone could admit he showed the most passion for his team.
Whenever the team would be struggling, I knew he (with the occasional help of Yattara
) would turn the game around. He gave so much to the team, and its the least we could do to let him play outside of Turkey before his years are up. If he wants to play in Russia, then its his choice, and ill be rooting for him. He'll always be my favorite player, and is now and forever a Trabzonspor legend.
Good luck and thank you, Büyük Kaptan!