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Newcastle appear to have lost out on Ziani

January 14th, 2011 | 26 Comments |

Ziani move to Newcastle in doubt
Destination Turkey?
If foreign media is to be believed it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Karim Ziani will become Alan Pardew’s second signing for Newcastle United.

The Daily Mail today tells us that Ziani is looking likely to sign for Newcastle, despite his alleged feud with Hatem Ben Arfa following a training ground bust-up a few years ago.

Foreign media tells a different story however.

Apparently, Ziani flew to Turkey yesterday and has all but signed for Kayserispor who are currently 4th in Turkey’s ‘Super Lig’.

It is reported that Kayserispor coach Shota Arveladze managed to win Ziani over despite interest in the player from Galatasaray.

The deal will apparently take the form of a loan until the end of the season with an option to purchase for 2.5m Euros thereafter. (more…)