Martin Skrtel is widely expected to move onto new pastures during this summer’s transfer window.
The 31-year-old appeared to be on the verge of completing a £5.5 million move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce a couple of days ago (via Guardian), but it now seems the move is off – at least for now.
The centre-back – who joined us for £6.5 million in January 2008 – is currently captaining Slovakia at the European Championships in France. His country’s future at the competition remains in the balance, they probably need at least a point from their match with England on Monday to book themselves a place in the next round – and Skrtel doesn’t want any distractions.
His agent, Karol Csonto, has now poured further doubt over the Turkish switch, claiming his client is “expecting other offers” (via Echo).
“We are so not far that we can say we will finalise things with Fener,” he said.
“There are three clubs who really want him, and we expect Galatasaray and Besiktas to make a good offer too. Skrtel will then consider what is the best option for him when he is done at the European Championships. He has not committed to Fener and will wait to decide once he has all options.”
“It is difficult to say now what will happen with him and where he will go. It is up to him to look at the options and decide. He has to consider everything. Maybe next week we will get a clearer idea, but it is not certain yet that he will join Fener. Anything can still happen.”