By Danny Wright
Galatasaray sporting director Cenk Ergun has confirmed that his side are hopeful of signing Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham this summer.
Turkish broadcaster NTV Spor has recently reported on their website that the 27-year-old forward could complete his switch to the European giants by Monday and is set to take part in a medical in the coming days.
It is understood that the Irons will pick up £4million in the deal which sees Feghouli end what has been a less-than-impressive spell in east London after he signed a three-year deal with the club just last summer.
Ergun has now confirmed that Galatasaray are looking to jump on the chance to land the wide-forward, who failed to impress the Hammers support last term.
The Turkish club’s senior man has also announced he is looking to complete a deal for Manchester City midfielder Fernando.
He said to Galatasaray’s official website: “I hope Feghouli and Fernando will come to the club. I hope the transfer will surprise the fans.”
Algerian international Feghouli scored four goals and supplied three assists in 27 appearances across all competitions in his one and only year with West Ham.
Football Insider Verdict
Feghouli is one of several poor buys from the Hammers last season and it’s good that they’ve managed to make a profit on someone they snapped up on a free transfer from Valencia. The Algerian looked promising in Spain and it’s hard to see why he struggled to adapt to football in England. The Hammers now look like they’ve specifically targetted players this summer who are proven in the Premier League. Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic have all come directly from clubs in the same league while Javier Hernandez signs for West Ham with two titles to his name from his spell at Manchester United. It’s a smarter approach to transfer business, but definitely more expensive.