Mustafa Cengiz, President of the Turkish football club “Galatasaray”, said on the Azerbaijani sports TV channel CBC Sport that his club will work towards attracting players from Turkmenistan to its team. This is reported by the publication Fotomaç.
The “Galatasaray” Chairman was asked a question: "Do you think about transfers of players from Azerbaijan?" To which Mustafa Cengiz replied: "We need to get back to our own resources. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan ... our scouts should study them. I hope we will work in this direction."
“Galatasaray” is a professional football club from Istanbul that is part of the “Galatasaray” sports society and plays in the Turkish Super League. It was founded in 1905. Home matches are played at the “Turk Telecom arena, which seats 55,147 spectators. One of the most successful football clubs in the country, 22-time champion of Turkey, 18-time winner of the Turkish Cup, 16-time winner of the Turkish Super Cup, winner of the UEFA Cup and the UEFA super Cup.
Note that the last Turkmen football player in Turkey was the current defender of "Altyn Asyr" Zafar Babajanov. In the 2013 season, he played for “Kartalspor” in the Turkish First League, playing in 7 matches.