Galatasaray FC stops transfer of Kurdish player over social media posts -report
Galatasaray football club in Turkey stopped the transfer of Kurdish player Deniz Undav, who plays for Brighton FC in the English Premier League due to “several of his actions like Ozan Suncak,” Turkish newspaper Fotospor reported.
Suncak, a Kurdish football player recently transferred from Germany to Turkey’s Fenerbahce FC had to leave the club because of his post on Twitter supporting the KRI (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) flag and writing “her biji” as a comment, according to reports in Turkish media.
Fotospor claimed that Galatasaray also gave up the transfer of Undav due to his social media posts.
The 26-year-old forward who is also a German citizen, was also on the radar of the Turkish National team because of his spectacular season last year in Belgium, but was denied from the team for the same reasons, according to the newspaper.
Undav was named the player of the year in Belgium in the 2021-2022 season, where he scored 27 goals and made 13 assists. He was transferred to Brighton for 7 million Euros this year.