Goztepe head coach, İlhan Palut is in cloud nine after the unveiling ceremony of former Super Eagles forward Brown Ideye, Milliyet can report.
Only recently, FCNaija had reported that the former Tianjin Teda striker was closing up a deal with Goztepe after the players’ agent had a long discussion with the club’s bigwigs’. The former Aris Thessaloniki of Greece striker finally signed the dotted lines for Goztepe in a two years deal for an undisclosed fee. Milliyet reported that Göz-Göz, coach İlhan Palut is excited by Ideye arrival and further announced that they would make at least 7 more transfers to ensure the club rub shoulders with Super Lig heavyweights next season.
The Yellow and Red side have made three signings only, but have reached the advance stage of the agreement with Alper Potuk from Fenerbahçe, Serbian stopper Bogdan Planic from Steaua Bucharest and Kenan Piric from Maribor. The 32-year-old football player started his European career at Swiss side, Neuchatel Xamax. He also featured for Sochaux, Dynamo Kyiv, West Bromwich Albion, and Olympiacos, The AFCON 2013 winner then linked up with Mikel Obi at Tianjin Teda in China before a loan deal at Malaga in Spain.
The hard-working striker also featured in UEFA Champions League and the Europa League games. The experienced striker who scored 8 goals in the Greek League last season was earlier linked with a stunning move to Galatasaray before Gotzepe stepped up it’s bid for the River state- born forward.