Greetings Kankas and Kankies.
You will recall my post last week when I announced that two new singings had arrived from Trabzonspor, ie, Abdulaziz and Hasan Ucuncu.
Since then, there has been further activity in the right direction, ie, incoming !
It was announced yesterday that Ufukhan Bayraktar has arrived from Diyarbakirspor. He played previously for Trabzonspor and I understand he is an attacking midfielder.
A further three transfers were announced today –
Ismail Bouzid from Toulouse, who is a stopper.
Bora Kork from Sakaryaspor, who is a goalkeeper (he played for Besiktas previously).
Ozan from Bucaspor, who is a left winger.
There isn’t much I can say about these new singings at present. As always, ‘the proof of the pudding will be in the eating’ and time will tell if these moves prove to be a success !
I think the main point to make is that Hakan Kutlu recognises the need to strengthen the squad and correct the weaknesses which have been exposed in the first half of the season.
However, I still remain worried about our lack of firepower up front. Yes, it’s true that Jaba is a class act, but his lack of height puts him at a distinct disadvantage in aerial attacks. Mehmet and Iglesias haven’t done the biz and this is an area where we have suffered. Perhaps Hakan has something up his sleeve on this subject ?!
It will be interesting to see what the starting line-up will be next weekend against Antalyaspor.
In the meantime, it’s now a case of …….. wait and see !
All the best from Eski Kanka Jim