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TURKISH SUPER LIG

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
3 Besiktas 19 8 7 65
4 Trabzonspor 18 9 7 63
5 Malatyaspor 13 8 13 47
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Mikel joins Trabzonspor on free transfer

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has joined Turkish club Trabzonspor on a two-year deal with an option for another year, the club announced on Sunday night.

Mikel, 32, joins on a free transfer from Middlesbrough after his short-term deal ran out at the end of last season.

The midfielder, who made 18 Championship appearances for Boro, spent over 10 years in the Premier League with Chelsea before leaving for China where he played the last two seasons with Tianjin TEDA.

Mikel is currently...

Liverpool face Premier League competition to sign 'Turkish Messi' - sources

Jurgen Klopp made nine changes from the team that lost to Manchester City and didn't quite have enough to beat Wolves in the FA Cup third round.

Liverpool face Premier League competition to sign "Turkish Messi" Abdulkadir Omur from Trabzonspor, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Turkish Super Lig side are aware of interest from Liverpool for Omur, but Jurgen Klopp has yet to table a bid for the 19-year-old.

Trabzonspor are resigned to the fact that Omur is likely to leave at the end of the season and have set a minimum price of €20 million, but are keen to hold onto him in the January transfer window.

The Turkey under-21 international has...

 By Eren Sarigul

'Turkish Messi' Abdulkadir Omur would welcome Liverpool move amid recent links

Promising Trabzonspor teenager Abdulkadir Omur would welcome the chance to join Liverpool amid recent reports of an offer from the Anfield club.

Liverpool have been closely linked with a move for Omur, 19, over the past week after reports in Turkish media claimed the Premier League leaders tabled a £27 million bid for the Trabzonspor winger.

Omur discussed the transfer speculation regarding his future with the media during a news conference on Sunday.

Abdulkadir Omur has been compared to Lionel Messi by Turkish media.

"Liverpool are a great club, one...

FIFA imposes transfer ban on Turkish club Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor's transfer ban stems from an unpaid fee for Matus Bero.

FIFA has imposed a transfer ban on Trabzonspor, keeping the Turkish club from registering new players during the next window.

The ban was imposed after the club missed a 30-day deadline to settle an unpaid transfer fee to Slovakian club Trencin, FIFA said.

Trabzonspor signed Slovakia midfielder Matus Bero from Trencin for a reported €2.5 million in August 2016.

FIFA says Trabzonspor have been "banned from registering any new players -- either nationally or internationally -- for the entirety...

FC Dallas open to bringing back midfielder Fabian Castillo

Fabian Castillo FC Dallas
Fabian Castillo transferred to Trabzonspor in 2016.

FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo said he would be open to using the top spot in the MLS allocation order to bring back former FCD and current Trabzonspor midfielder Fabian Castillo.

Dallas obtained the top spot in the MLS allocation order back in December, when it traded defender Walker Zimmerman to Los Angeles FC. Dallas also obtained $250,000 in general allocation money and $250,000 in targeted allocation money in the deal.

The allocation order allows teams to acquire players who...