Despite widespread reports from Turkey that a deal to send him to Galatasaray is as good as done, Manchester City midfielder Fernando has cast doubts on it happening in an interview with Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias.
The 30-year-old could reportedly have a medical in Istanbul on Sunday, but said, “I have several loan options, but City want to sell me permanently, and that’s why it’s difficult because they know I only have one year left on my contract.
“The club that has offered money for me is Galatasaray and City want to sell me, but what is good for the club may not be good for me. It’s difficult to resolve this issue until August 31.”
The Brazilian sounds less than keen on a move to Galatasaray, suggesting that some of the loan options are more appealing to him. But with City wanting to cash in on him, they are trying to push him towards Turkey.
Fernando also spoke warmly of his former club FC Porto, saying he’d love to go back there, but no offer has arrived from the Portuguese club for him this summer.