hough new Galatasaray player Kazim may say, “I am turning a new page on my private life and in football,” harsh reactions by Galatasaray fans to the recent transfer continue to rain in. UltrAslan criticizes both Hagi and Polat, however the club president is throwing the ball at Hagi, who went ahead and said, “I wanted Kazım.”
Talk continues of Galatasaray's recent signing of 24 year old footballer Colin Kazım, who yesterday, just hours after cancelling his contract with Fenerbahçe signed on for the next three and a half years to play for their arch rivals.
The young footballer's wild ways is of most concern to Galatasaray fans; however the footballer has told the administration that he is straightening out his ways as he is becoming a father soon. He promises they will witness a new Kazim.
Regardless, it appears the transfer is difficult to digest for some:
Complaints continue to surface on the team's fan website Ultraslan regarding the incoming player's infamous bad boy behavior. "You just recently penalized our captain Arda Turan for acting undisciplined and have sent off such international talents as Mismovich, Jo and Keita for the same reasons. Therefore, we don't understand at all why this administration made such a move. You obviously don't know what you're doing."
Galatasaray President Adnan Polat has been throwing the ball at Hagi when complaints are directed at him and has stated; "We, as the administration, see fit to transfer players Gheorghe Hagi approves of and requests if it works out economically. All authority and responsibility right now, is his."
Technical Director Hagi responded to questions at a press conference held yesterday. "Trusting in his passion on the field and his ambition, Kazım is a player I wanted to transfer, and requested to from the administration. I believe that he will truly make a big contribution to the team in terms of offensive moves.
When asked, "You sent away Misimovich for being undisciplined, isn't it contradictory to sign a player that was sent off by Fenerbahçe for the same reasons? Hagi responded, "That is your interpretation of Kazım. I don't want to speak about interpretations. He is a player for the national team. He just needs to prove himself."