Dia: "Everyone Knows Fener is One of Europe's Best Teams"News • Author: Nathan Redd • Thursday, July 22, 2010
Fenerbahçe's newest transfer spoke to the media Thursday, shortly after arriving in Istanbul. Issiar Dia made the move to Fener from French side AS Nancy-Lorraine earlier this week, and the French-born star of Senegalese heritage said he was excited about his new opportunity. Dia told FB TV that didn't hesitate in accepting the offer from Fenerbahçe.
Issiar Dia is still getting used to his new surroundings in Istanbul, but the French/Senegalese footballer spoke with FB TV earlier today. Dia said he was thrilled about his new home in Istanbul.
"I learned that Fenerbahçe had contacted us after I had received a few other offers," Dia told FB TV. They presented the most serious offer, and Fenerbahçe is a great team, so I accepted it without hesitation."
The former AS Nancy-Lorraine striker said he was excited to be making regular European appearances with Fener. "Everyone knows Fenerbahçe is one of Europe's best teams. Every season they play in the UEFA Champions League, and I know I've come to a team that has a lot of great possibilities," he said. "I know Fenerbahçe was the right choice."
Issiar Dia said he was aware of Fener's prestige before making the switch. "Aykut Kocaman has scored many goals and is a legendary name," he said. "I already knew of the club from Alex and Emre. I believe we'll do great things working together," he said.
Dia had a message for Yellow Canaries' fans as well. "I'm very happy to come to Fenerbahçe, and hopefully the fans will support me during the season," he told reporters.