Besiktas make pettiest transfer announcement ever after Gedson Fernandes' Galatasaray u-turn
Besiktas may have just won the award for the pettiest transfer announcement of all time after beating their rivals Galatasaray to the signature of Gedson Fernandes.
Yes, that Gedson Ferndandes. The one that was so bad for Tottenham Hotspur that they didn't activate his €50m option-to-buy clause. Madness.
𝐒 𝐎 𝐎 𝐍 𝐍 𝐍 𝐍 ⏳🔥 pic.twitter.com/F0Kj1HYH7S
— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) June 17, 2022
The Portuguese midfielder spent time on loan with Galatasaray last season before being so bad that he was recalled by Benfica and sent back on loan to Turkey to Caykur Rizespor, where he played 11 times.
But given the rivalry between Besiktas and Galatasaray - two of Turkey's biggest clubs - any opportunity to point score against each other is never passed up.
Fernandes recently joined Besiktas on a permanent deal for a fee rumoured to be just shy of £6m, according to Transfer Market, despite the belief that he would be returning to Galatasaray permanently, only to turn them down at the eleventh hour.
And keen to remind their rivals of what they're missing out on (if you can say that), Besiktas took pettiness to a whole new level.
If you take a look at the time they announced the signing you'll notice that it was at 19:05pm. To anyone, that's a normal time you would say, but there's more to it.
Beşiktaş signing Gedson Fernandes from Benfica when Galatasaray thought he was on his way back to them and announcing it at 19:05, the year Galatasaray were founded, is the sort of pettiness we can all get behind. pic.twitter.com/KF3WQ6Zhsv
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) June 21, 2022
1905 was also the same year that Galatasaray were founded. Excellent shithousery from the Besiktas admins.
The Istanbul derby between the two is already fiery enough, this has just added extra fuel to that roaring flame.
As for Fernandes, it's hard to imagine he will receive the warmest of receptions from the Galatasaray fans.
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