Sunderland loanee statistically best player in Turkish league

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Sunderland loanee Jeremain Lens provided his 13th assist of the season, helping Fenerbahce comeback from a two goal deficit to beat Alanyaspor 3-2 in the Turkish league.

Lens took his league tally for assists up to nine, second only to his Netherlands international teammate Wesley Sneijder who has 11.

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The Dutch winger who joined Fenerbahce on loan over the summer is currently rated the best player in the league according to Whoscored.

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Lens has established himself as a first team regular under the stewardship of head coach Dick Advocaat.

The 28-year-old is also a fan favourite among the Fenerbahce fans. Not solely for his form either.

Lens returned early from mourning the death of his father a fortnight ago to play for Fenerbahce and provide the assist for the last-gasp assist that beat Osmanlispor.

The actions of Lens made him not only a Fenerbahce favourite but also won praise from rival club supporters.

Fenerbahce are keen on signing Lens on a permanent deal at the end of the season a source close to the club revealed to Turkish-Football but they have yet to agree on a transfer fee with Sunderland.

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