Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ankaragucu sign Yalcin Ayhan!

Ankaragucu have completed the signing of Osmanlispor centre half Yalcin Ayhan on a free transfer. The 36 year old will join the team for pre season training in Erzerum.

The news was met with mixed reaction from the Ankaragucu fans, many who believe he is past his best at the age of 36, but some happy with his experience and look at Sedat Agcay his former team mate and also at the same age, who had an excellent season for the club just past.

Sedat is a towering no nonsense defender who at 6ft 3 is excellent in the air and who played a big role for Basaksehir where he spent 3 years helping the club back to the Super Lig and Europe.

Last season he signed with Yeni Malatyaspor but played only 13 games before moving onto Osmanlispor in January. Unfortunately for Yalcin he was part of the Osmanlispor team who was relegated and now has another chance at playing in the Turkish top flight.

In other news, Ankaragucu have been linked with moves for Kevin Monnet Paquet from St Etienne, Diumerci Mbokani from Dinamo Kiev and Maxi Lopez from Udinese. The club are expected to be busy in the next couple of weeks as they prepare to be ready for the start of the Super Lig.

Its still unclear where Ankaragucu will play their home games. It was announced yesterday that the team would play at Afyon which is 3 hours outside Ankara. That move has fallen through as the stadium doesnt meet Super Lig criteria. The team are now urging the Mayor of Ankara to help the club play at the 19 Mayis Stadium until Eryaman is ready.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome Yalcin, and as you and I know, ......... age is just a number !!! He is obviously a fit man who has looked after himself.

    We will definitely need an 'olde head' at the back this season when the going gets tough. A general in defence, a general in midfield and ........ aggressive strikers up front !

    Nady has just mentioned on fb a few minutes ago that we will NOT be playing our home matches in Afyon and that common sense has prevailed. The demolition of the 19 Mayis Stadium has been delayed until the Eryaman Stadium is ready. Great news if this is true !!!

    Watch this space for confirmation of this !