Galatasaray SK have received a positive response from Manchester City over forging a partnership, according to Hurriyet.
With the Turkish club facing Financial Fair Play restraints, the partnership would allow them to sign players on loan from the Premier League champions for nothing.
Meanwhile, players on the fringes of Pep Guardiola’s side will be given the opportunity to head to Süper Lig to receive more playing time.
🗞️ “Galatasaray City!”
Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz returned from England with good news, having received a positive response from Manchester City about a partnership that will include loans for players without a spot in Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad. [Hurriyet] pic.twitter.com/ahmQaEIs1X
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Back in June of this year, Galatasaray were hit with a break-even compliance by UEFA for breaching FFP rules.
In an attempt to bring in fresh faces without spending money, the club’s president Mustafa Cengiz has gone in search of a partnership with Man City.
Cengiz met with City officials in England and received a positive response.
It is understood that a deal would involve the English champions sending the Istanbul club players on free loan deals.
Galatasaray are now awaiting a list of players which are surplus to Guardiola’s requirements.
Mangala linked to Galatasaray
The first name on the list is Eliaquim Mangala.
The 27-year-old is yet to make an appearance for City this season and is keen to leave the Etihad.
Also given the list of names in central defence ahead of him, Mangala faces little chance of breaking into Guardiola’s line-up.
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