Turkey soccer Emre leaves Newcastle for Fenerbahce

The 27-year-old Emre, the captain of the Turkey national side which reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008, launched his career with Fenerbahce's Istanbul rivals Galatasaray.

Turkey soccer Emre leaves Newcastle for Fenerbahce
Turkish midfielder Emre Belozoglu signed for Fenerbahce from Newcastle United on Wednesday in a four-year deal, the club announced at a signing ceremony.

The 27-year-old Emre, the captain of the Turkey national side which reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008, launched his career with Fenerbahce's Istanbul rivals Galatasaray.

He had a four-year spell at Inter Milan before joining Newcastle in 2005.

"For many years I have tried to represent Turkish football in Europe. I am very happy to have come to Fenerbahce and I hope I will serve this club for years," Emre told reporters.

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Reuters
Last Mod: 23 Temmuz 2008, 14:50
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