Trabzonspor part company with Fatih Öztürk
Trabzonspor have terminated the contract of their goalkeeper Fatih Öztürk. The 28-year-old was deemed surplus to requirement following the arrival of Hakan Arikan on loan from Kayserispor.
Öztürk was heavily criticised for his performances in goal following the injury to Trabzonspor’s first choice goalkeeper Onur Kivrak.
Kivrak injured his knee during a Europa League tie with Legia and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Trabzonspor signed Hakan Arikan as a replacement and the Turkish international has impressed since his arrival.
Trabzonspor take on Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday.
The Black Sea Storm qualified for the Round of 32 by finishing Europa League Group L in second place. Napoli finished Group I in first place to secure their place in the second round of the competition.
The Serie A side are currently third in the league behind Roma And Juventus. Benitez’s side lost their game on the weekend against Palermo by a 3-1 scoreline.
Trabzonspor are fifth in the Turkish Super League with 33 points in 20 games.