Thursday, July 08, 2021

Ankaragucu news roundup!


The biggest story of the last week at Ankaragucu was the announcement by Alper Potuk yesterday that he has signed with Caykur Rizespor. It was claimed a couple of weeks ago that Alper wanted to stay with Ankaragucu and help them win promotion back to the Super Lig.

Sadly that turned out to be untrue with Alper turning down a new contract with Ankaragucu to go play in the Super Lig. Ankaragucu will receive 500K Euros which will hopefully be reinvested back in the team. It is also believed Alper didnt want to play for Mustafa Dalci as both he and Borven were shunned by Dalci last season before Hikment Karaman came in and rejuvenated both players. 

Endri Cekici and Stelios Kitsiou are also both believed to be looking for moves away from the club but Ankaragucu will only allow them to leave if they receive a respectable transfer fee for both players. Ibrahim Akdag paid his 90K release clause last week and has now left the club and is in talks with both Konyaspor and Trabzonspor. 

Ricardo Freidrich announced on his Instagram that he has left the club. He spoke very highly of the fans and club in general stating that he hopes he can bring his son to a game in the future. Michal Pazdan posted a similar tribute as he also announced his exit from the club. 

On a more positive note, Ankaragucu have agreed professional contracts with Academy players Arif Emre Eren, Kaan Cinkaya, Hasan Ozturk and Halil Acigoz all on 2+2 deals. All 4 have impressed in training with Emre Eren in particular tipped to play in the first team this season. 

Belgian defender Elias Coubbaut will reportedly come to Ankara and sign a loan deal with the club which will be seen as a major coup for the club. The 23 year old has been capped by Belgium national team but has had some injury problems of late. He currently plays with Anderlecht but is looking for regular first team football. 

WebAnka this morning reported that the club are in talks with Ankaraspor forward Erdem Cetinkaya. The 20 year old has been capped by the Turkey U19 National team and played 28 games last season scoring 4 goals and adding 3 assists. 

WebAnka also reported the club have agreed terms with Ankara Demirspor GK Bahadir Gungordu on a free transfer. 

Sinan Osmanoglu who captained Altinordu will also sign for the club on a free transfer and will likely be joined by former Eskisehirspor midfielder Huseyin Acar who will be an excellent signing for this level. 

As always we will keep you updated with all the latest news over the summer. 

1 comment:

  1. Oot wi the olde and in wi the new.!!! But, who can blame all the leaves falling off the tree.??!! Let's hope the newbies settle in quickly because, as we know, the Championship League is no place for passengers who want an easy ride.!!!