Galatasaray President confirms interest in Fulham winger Kerim Frei
Galatasaray President Ünal Aysal has confirmed interest in Fulham winger Kerim Frei.
"We are interested in Kerim Frei," Aysal said speaking to Lig TV.
Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim recently revealed that they have been closely monitoring Kerim.
Terim said, "We have been scouting Frei for over a year and remain interested."
Also Kerim's father Murat Frei was reported by NTVspor as saying Galatasaray have expressed interest in his son.
Fulham however, have been reluctant to let go of their 19-year-old prospect.
Kerim was born in Feldkirch, Austria but raised in Switzerland by his Turkish father and Moroccan mother. Kerim was first spotted by Swiss side Grasshoppers aged 13 and was snapped up by Fulham just three years later.
After rising through the youth ranks the Fulham starlet was given his Premier League debut on 10 December 2011, in an away match against Swansea City aged just 18. Kerim went onto make 36 appearances for the Cottagers that season.
The Turkish international winger spent much of the 2012-13 season out with injury however, has made a full recovery and will play for Turkey in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013.