Manchester City midfielder Fernando seems to be just one step away from a new adventure in Turkey, following a report yesterday that City and Galatasaray have agreed a €5.25million (£4.7million) fee for the 30-year-old.
That story came courtesy of Nevzat Dindar, a journalist who works for Milliyet, and a number of Galatasaray fans have told us since that he isn’t the most reliable for transfer news.
However, Dindar isn’t the only source reporting that a fee has been agreed, with a major agency, Hürriyet, stating that a €5.25million fee has been agreed, with Fernando set to earn €3million per season over the course of a three-year contract.
It is also reported that unless of any late hitches, Fernando should arrive in Istanbul for a medical, before joining his new Galatasaray teammates at their training camp in Austria next week.
We always treat Turkish press reports with a hint of scepticism given their habit of linking players randomly with big clubs there, but it does look quite likely now that Fernando will be ending his three-year stay at Manchester City and joining Galatasaray.
Fernando made only five starts in the Premier League for Manchester City last season and is one of a number of players to have been made available for transfer by Pep Guardiola.