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Galatasaray looking to replace Belhanda

Galatasaray looking to replace Belhanda

The Lions are planning for life without Morocco international Younes Belhanda.

Turkish football champions Galatasaray are preparing to part ways with Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda, according to reports in Turkey.

Club manager Fatih Terim has instructed the club’s management to find another midfielder in the January transfer window.

One of the players Terim wants most is Wolfburg’s Yunus Malli and Galatasaray are ready to offer the Bundesliga side a loan deal with lucrative clauses.

The 27-year-old has not featured in a single domestic game for the German outfit this season. The Turkey international is a versaitle attacking midfielder who can play on both wings is known to be one of Fatih Terim’s top targets during the January transfer period.

Malli, who joined Wolfsburg from Mainz in 2017 for €12.5 million, still has one-year left on his contract.

Another name Cim Bom are reported to be interested in is AC Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura. The 30-year-old is in the final 6 months of his deal with the Italian club and is free to hold transfer talks with other clubs.

Belhanda, on the other hand, has ruffled many feathers at Galatasaray with his poor performances with the most recent being a lackluster performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages in November.

As he was coming off to be substituted, the hot-headed midfielder traded insults with Galatasaray supporters which has caused the club’s management to consider offloading the player during the midseason break.

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nasir is reported to be interested in the French-born Morroccan midfielder.

Galatasaray are also reported to be considering parting ways with midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, who has been excluded from the first team by Fatih Terim and winger Emre Mor, who has failed to impress since his arrival in the summer.

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