Fenerbahçe Announce Transfer of Senegalese Star Issiar DiaNews • Author: Nathan Redd • Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fenerbahçe coach Aykut Kocaman stated recently that the team wasn't done with transfers, and apparently he was correct. The club issued a statement late Tuesday night saying they have agreed to terms with Senegalese star Issiar Dia. The striker joins the team from French outfit AS Nancy-Lorraine on a four-year deal with Fenerbahçe.
Fenerbahçe issued a statement close to midnight Tuesday evening, announcing that the team has transferred Issiar Dia. The 23-year-old striker has been with French side AS Nancy-Lorraine since 2006, coming over from Amiens SC.
According to Fenerbahçe, the club has signed Dia on a four-year deal. The French-born footballer of Senegalese heritage has been a member of the Senegal National Team since 2008. Dia started his international career with the French U-21 team before making the decision to play for Senegal.
Issiar Dia was linked with moves to Wolfsburg and Stuttgart of Germany, Stoke City of England, as well as Monaco and French sides Bordeaux and Olympique Marseille recently. According to Fenerbahçe TV, Fener Vice-President Murat Özaydınlı has stated that Dia will join the Canaries' camp this weekend.
Fenerbahçe Worldwide welcomes Issiar Dia to the Yellow Canaries' family.