Trabzonspor president not happy with Papy link
The president of Trabzonspor has been responding to rumours of Papy Djilobodji moving to the Turkish club - and he doesn’t appear too happy at the link.
Speaking to Haber61, Ahmet Ağaoğlu hit out at transfer rumours in the press and suggested that any time a player is linked publicly, it adds an extra €200,000 to his price:
After a player’s name is heard, it is not possible to transfer the player from my point of view. This is where the media enters, including 10 to 20 commissioners entering.
It costs me a minimum of 200 thousand euros for a player to be heard in the media without being transferred.
The conversation then came round to Sunderland’s Djilobodji, his recent link with Trabzonspor and according to their president, just being linked with the player immediately doubles his price:
No such transfer is made, Ahmet Ağaoğlu does not make such a transfer!
I play with the players in my hand, so I do not transfer. Is he coming? Coming, what am I going to say now?
Yes, we are with Sunderland and if I’m seeing this today, the price of this player will be doubled!
How they made this situation, how they got into this and how they put up with such populism is impossible to understand! Through all of Trabzonspor!
As long as I’m here, you don’t transfer like this!
So it appears if we are to find a buyer for Djilobodji, we may have to look elsewhere, with the Trabzonspor president clearly not keen on negotiating.
Rodwell joins Premier League club on trial
As has been the case for the last few days, there is another former Sunderland player hoping to convince a club to give them a contract by joining on trial, only this time it’s Jack Rodwell.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the former England midfielder and future England defender has joined Premier League club Watford on trial.
Rodwell has been without a club since the beginning of his month after the player and Sunderland came to an agreement to terminate his contract at the Stadium of Light early, which brought down the curtain on a nightmare four years on Wearside.
Clear path for Wyke?
We reported yesterday that Sunderland had made a cash offer for Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke - as well as a Championship midfielder - and it looks like we may have less competition for the forward with Peterborough seemingly pulling out of the race.
Speaking on Twitter, the owner of Posh Darragh MacAnthony said his club were no longer going for the 25-year-old:
That is despite his club making a £500,000 offer to Bradford for him earlier in the week - hopefully meaning that Sunderlanr have a clear run on a player Jack Ross has admitted his admiration for.