Galatasaray deny not being interested in Mehmet Ekici [divider]
Galatasaray chief scout Emre Utkucan has denied reports claiming that the Lions are not interested in Trabzonspor midfielder Mehmet Ekici.
An article in Turkish newspaper Sabah suggested that Galatasaray scouts submitted a report to the clubs transfer committee deeming Ekici not good enough to play for the club.
Utkucan tweeted: “The report in the Sabah claiming that Galatasaray scouts filed a report saying Mehmet Ekici is not good enough for the club is false.”
Ekici has scored five direct free-kick goals this season. The Turkish international has more goals from free-kicks than 17 Süper Lig teams.
The 24-year-old has also scored the highest number of direct free-kick goals in top-flight European football.
Ekici is also the highest rated player in the Süper Lig according to Whoscored.
The Bayern Munich youth academy product joined Trabzonspor for £1.3 million this summer on a four-year deal and has established himself as a key member of Ersun Yanal’s side.
Ekici has a total of 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season.