Galatasaray terminate Engin Baytar's contract

Galatasaray terminate Engin Baytar’s contract


Galatasaray have confirmed that they have terminated Engin Baytar’s contract with the club.

The Istanbul Giant’s notified the Turkish Football Federation of Engin’s departure from the club this morning.

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Baytar was demoted to the reserve side following a series of disciplinary issues. The 31-year-old was transfer listed by Galatasaray after strangling referee Cüneyt Çakır in a derby game against Fenerbahçe in 2012.

Baytar has not featured for Galatasaray this season after being left out of the squad by Cesare Prandelli and by his successor Hamza Hamzaoğlu.

The former Trabzonspor player has spent three years at Galatasaray making a total of 55 appearances for the Lions.

The Turkish international has won two Süper Lig titles and a Turkish Cup trophy with the Turkish giants.

Erciyesspor and Hannover 96 are rumoured to be interested in Baytar.