Cetin keen on Premier League move
Cetin – nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ – has been tipped to leave the Turkish giants in January and recently admitted he would be willing to leave if his current employers benefited from his departure.
“I have said this before and am saying it again – if my club Galatasaray is going to gain from my transfer and if our chairman gives his blessing to this deal, then I am ready to go,” he told Lig TV.
London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly been tracking the 28-year-old, while Spanish radio station Cadena SER claimed Barcelona have also entered the race for Cetin's signature.
Meanwhile, the player’s agent has revealed that United are also interested in the Turkish international.
“I have heard the rumours, but there is no official contact with myself or the club,” Mithat Halis told Sport.co.uk.
“And there has been no contact from either Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur regarding Cetin. I think both clubs have sent scouts to watch the players, as have a large number of top European clubs.” Cetin has Champions League experience from his time with fellow Turkish outfit Fenerbahce and is closing in on making 50 appearances for his country.
And his representitive is not surprised by the growing interest in the highly-rated stopper, and has slapped a £10 million price-tag on Cetin's broad shoulders – who he likens to Serbian colossus Nemanja Vidic.
“Cetin is very excited because he is a very good candidate for the clubs in question,” he added.
“I am not 100 percent if he will leave yet but he is a candidate, a good candidate. I think Tottenham have problems in that area, as do Arsenal and Manchester United.
“Cetin is a good candidate for these clubs because he is a strong player and they need strength. He is a similar type of player to Vidic, but stronger.
“I think an offer of £10 million is enough. That would not be a problem for the club.”