22 June 2012 /TODAY’S ZAMAN
Galatasaray manager Abdurrahim Albayrak has said he did not got a wink of sleep Wednesday night due to the crisis regarding the transfer of Kayserispor’s Dutch-Moroccan winger Noureddine Amrabat.
Speaking to Radyospor on Thursday, Albayrak said his club offered to pay 7 million euros to Kayserispor as a transfer fee to acquire the footballer and then increased the amount by half a million euros as Kayserispor Chairman Recep Mamur asked for a raise. Later Mamur wanted 15 million euros as a transfer fee and Galatasaray withdrew its offer. Galatasaray officially announced on Wednesday that the club has started negotiations with Kayserispor’s Noureddine Amrabat. Amrabat had previously said that he wanted to play for Galatasaray. Albayrak added that no one knew Amrabat’s name before Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim wanted to have him on the team.