From Turkey, via its media (eg NTVSPOR), Turkish Club GALATASARAY has come to an agreement with Spanish Football Club ATLETICO DE MADRID to sign DIEGO FORLAN, UJFALUSI & ANTONIO REYES. The sum tranfer - all three players - money figure is unknown but the news is "fair-dinkum" as we can see from the below Turkish web site. Is it Turkish Fools day ? Obviously this "surprise" has been picked up locally by Spanish Press & quiet frankly I personally don´t know what to make of it.
According to the Turkish source Galatasaray Club President Unal Aysal meet today with Atletico de Madrid directives & "shut" the package deal. Now my first reaction is to wait & see if this has actually happened, & at best, if its true at all. No announcement has been made from the Spanish Football Club & no one has been informed here in the media of the money involved.
However, Football is Football & anything can happen, especially with a Club like Atletico de Madrid . If it does finally turn out to be all true & Forlan, Ujfalusi & Reyes do leave the Spanish Club, they will join the almost certain exit of goalkeeper David De Gea ( to Manchester United) & Sergio Aguero ( to ? ). Atletico de Madrid will look next season like the below image of a sinking ship.
My head says wait & see as you have seen many stories & heard many "vicious" rumours during many years. My heart, as an Atletico fan, says WTF is going on & frankly I am baffled with this story.
LATEST: Apparently there is some truth. Galatasaray has expressed to Atletico de Madrid today in Madrid via Turkish Club President their desires to sign all three players. The money figure is said to be around 40M€ & I imagen the players involved will have there say if the Club sees this as positive. Stay tuned!
VERY LATEST : Diego Forlan does wish to leave ( yet ) Atletico, & with Reyes the Spanish Club does not wish to let the palyer go.