Fiorentina are preparing to make
a bid for Galatasaray's Turkish international midfielder Emre,
the Serie A club's general manager said on Thursday.
Giancarlo Antognoni said Fiorentina's Turkish coach Fatih
Terim had asked the club's management to bring the 20-year-old
left-sided midfielder to Florence.
"Terim wants Emre at all costs," Antognoni told the daily
Gazzetta dello Sport, "He is a talent that he left behind when
he left Galatasaray. We will do everything to satisfy our
Terim joined Fiorentina in the close season from
Galatasaray, the club he led to a UEFA Cup victory last season.
After losing Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta to AS
Roma, Fiorentina have been busy in the transfer market signing
Portugal striker Nuno Gomes from Benfica, Brazilian forward
Leandro from Portuguesa and his compatriot Amaral, a midfielder
from Vasco da Gama.
From what I have heard in here, Emre must be pretty good. But I doubt he would be the best player of the serie a, there are already a heap of players worthy of that and i doubt he would be better than them.
I saw it reported that fio offered 24 billion lira for emre and galstway (sp) asked for fifty....that seems a little excessive, but 35 to 40 might not be unreasonable, but how can this kid really by worth more than Zenden?? that is my question..