Dries Mertens’ entry into Istanbul did not fall between the folds. Tonight the Red Devil set foot on Turkish soil, Mertens immediately became acquainted with the wonderful madness of the local masses.
Last week, Dries Mertens announced his departure from Napoli rather bleakly, and today the 35-year-old striker’s face shines through now after a pleasant contract awaits him at Galatasaray.
Mertens left for Istanbul yesterday and what he experienced there on his arrival, we can call a warm welcome. Even before he kicked the ball, Mertens had already embraced the No. 1 Folk Champion.
See the pictures below on social media, at Istanbul Airport.
Mertens leaves the airport in Istanbul:
“Welcome to your second home, Driss.”
Erhan Demirci is also pleased. The Limburg comedian follows the arrival of Dries Mertens closely and has released three tweets about the much-discussed transfer to his followers.
Waiting for a formal agreement
Mertens made the trip to Turkey on a private jet with Lucas Torreira. Uruguayan midfielder leaves Arsenal. Galatasaray hits double this way.
We still have to wait (some time) for the official news about the transfer. First, both parties have to finalize the final details of the contract.
But Galatasaray’s tweet was not wrong. 12 hours ago it looked like this: “Official negotiations about a move to our club began with Dries Mertens.”
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