Martin Skrtel

Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel ‘turned down Barcelona move’

Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel allegedly turned down a move to Barcelona during the January transfer window. Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel has allegedly rejected the chance to sign for Barcelona. The 34-year-old – formerly of Liverpool – has spent the last two-and-a-half years in Turkey, but it has been suggested by a partner of his representatives that the Slovakia international was offered the opportunity to join Barcelona in January. However, it has been claimed that the centre-back is happy with life at Fenerbahce and did not want to be regarded as a backup option. Mithat Halis is quoted by AS as saying: “Barcelona wanted to sign him (Skrtel) and were insisting on him because they needed a central defender that was a reliable alternative, but the player didn...

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