Goran Pandev confirms intention to leave Galatasaray

Goran Pandev confirms intention to leave Galatasaray


Goran Pandev has confirmed that he wants to leave Galatasaray at the end of the season.

Speaking to the Italian radio station CRC Pandev stated, “I left Italy as I wanted to try something new.”

“I hope to return to Italy as soon as possible.”

The Macedonian international has struggled for playing time at Galatasaray and is reported to want a move back to Italy.

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The 31-year-old forward is reported to be close to agreeing a two-year deal with Genoa but Galatasaray are yet to release a statement regarding the rumour.

An agreement is expected to be struck once Pandev is granted EU citizenship. Pandev joined Galatasaray on a free transfer from Napoli in the summer. The Macedonian international currently ears €2.4 million per season at the Lions.

Pandev struggled for playing time under former manager Cesare Prandelli and despite getting some playing time following the appointment of Hamza Hamzaoğlu he has failed to feature recently.

The 31-year-old has scored seven goals and provided one assist in 13 appearances for the Turkish giants this season.