Fenerbahçe legend Alex De Souza stated that Diego Ribas is struggling because the teams system does not suit his style.
“Many pundits questioned why Fenerbahçe signed Diego as he does not suit their system,” Alex told Şampi10.
“It is up to the manager to adapt and find a place for otherwise you are left with the current situation.”
Diego could leave Fenerbahçe at the end of the season according to his father due to failing to play regularly.
“Diego has a few problems with the staff, he is not being played a lot and is not really all that happy so he could leave Turkey at the end of the season,” Diego’s father Djair Ribas told Milliyet.
The Brazilian international joined Fenerbahce on a free-transfer at the start of the season.
Diego has scored two goals and made four assists in 23 appearances for the Yellow Canaries this season.
The 30-year-old has, featured in the Canaries last 11 league games and made six starts.
Alex joined Fenerbahçe from Cruzeiro for €4 million in 2004 and achieved legendary status over the eight seasons he spent at the club.
The former Brazil international guided the Istanbul club to three Turkish Super League titles including a memorable 2006-07 championship trophy on the Yellow Canaries centenary year.
The 37-year-old playmaker spent eight years in Istanbul scoring 104 goals in 398 games for the Turkish giants.