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Fenerbahce pull out of deal to sign Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo

2013-07-23 03:03:22


Fenerbahçe have pulled out of talks with Benfica over Oscar Cardozo


Fenerbahçe have pulled out of talks with Benfica over Oscar Cardozo after failing to agree a transfer fee according to club president Aziz Yıldırım.

"We wanted to sign him [Oscar Cardozo]," Yıldırım said.

"He wanted to join us but his club were unwilling to negotiate any offer below €15 million and due to these circumstances we have pulled out of negotiations."

The Yellow Canaries had been in talks with Cardozo for the last two-months however, were reluctant to meet the €15 million transfer fee requested by Benfica.

Fenerbahçe would have had to sell a foreign player to accommodate Cardozo were the transfer to be completed because the Turkish Football Federations will only permit 10 foreign players per-club in the 2013-14 season.

The Yellow Canaries currently have 11 non-Turkish players on their books.

Cardozo joined Benfica for €11.6 million from Newell's Old Boys in 2007. The Paraguayan international has scored 154 times in 255 appearances for the Eagles.

The 30-year-old striker has also been closely linked with Cardiff City and PSG.




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