Monday, July 31, 2023

Ankaragucu latest news!


The start of the new season is under 2 weeks away and Ankaragucu continue their preparations both on and off the field. The club are expected to sign 3 more players with the wing positions the main priority.

Cem Turkmen signed for the club last week from Clermont in France for a fee of just over 100,000 Euros plus add ons. He was one of Kafkas Tolunay main targets as the 21 year old midfielder has represented Turkey at youth international level and worked with Tolunay in the past. He will replace Lamine Diack who has agreed a move to Nantes in France for an initial 400,000 Euro loan deal with the obligation to purchase next season for 2.1 Million Euros and a 20% sell on.

Experienced left back Alper Uludag has also signed on a free from Giresunspor, while Polish keeper Rafal Gikiewicz has signed from Augsburg in Germany. 

Kafkas Tolunay last week also spoke of some of the clubs youth talents including Onur Efe, Mert Can and Sirac Astankulov and how they will get opportunities. Sirac in particular is very highly rated by Kafkas and we could finally see him handed his debut this season. 

Ankaragucu beat Pendikspor 3-2 in the teams lates pre season friendly with Ali Sowe, Andreij Djokaovic and Georgi Beridze the scorers. The team take on Fatih Karagumrukspor later today before the last pre season game against Konyaspor midweek. 

Reports today claim Ankaragucu are close to signing former Karagumrukspor winger Ebrima Colley who is an international team mate of Ali Sowe. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Ankaragücü complete double signing!

Ankaragücü today completed the double signing of former captain Tolga Cigerci and Efkan Bekiroglu who will both be excellent additions to the squad. They both bring experience and the quality that will be needed if Ankaragücü is to have a successful season.

Both players also hold dual nationality and will be classed as local players meaning they don’t take up the foreign quote spaces.

Tolga was a key player for Ankaragücü in midfield last season until he moved to Hertha Berlin in January. It’s no coincidence that Ankaragücü form dropped when he left. He has signed a 2 year contract after the club agreed a 300,000 euro deal with the German side.

Efkan is another good signing from Alanyaspor. The 27 year old attacking midfielder reportedly turned down Nice in France to sign with Ankaragücü. Having previously played in Germany with 1860 Munich, Efkan has impressed in Turkey with Alanyaspor and will be hoping to take that to the next level with Ankaragücü.

Ankaragucu sign Mert Cetin!


Ankaragucu have completed the loan signing of Hellas Verona CV Mert Cetin on a 1 year deal. The 26 year old former Genclerbirligi defender was very highly rated when Roma signed him back in 2019.

After a handful of games he has had spells with Lecce, Kayserispor and Adana Demirspor on loan from Verona last season. 

Its been a frustrating couple of years for Mert who hasnt played the amount of games he would have liked to. Ankaragucu will be hoping that Mert can kick start his career and find the form that saw Roma to take him to Serie A 4 years ago. He also adds to the local player quota and it looks like Tolga Cigerci and Efkan Bakiroglu will join him in the coming days. 

Ankaragucu also have the option to make the move permanent for 1.8 million euros at the end of the season if they wish.