Bursaspor target former Barcelona star Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma

Bursapor have set their sights on signing the former Barcelona winger Ricardo Quaresma.

The Green Crocodiles are intent on signing a star name for the opening of their new stadium next season. President Recep Bölükbaşı also wants the signature of a big name to boost his chances of wining the next election.

According to Fanatik, Quaresma is keen on a move back to the Turkish Super Lig however, without the lure of European football the 31-year-old may opt to stay at Porto where he has a contract until July 2016.

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Bursaspor’s new stadium project, the Timsah Arena is expected to be completed this summer.

Timsah actually means Crocodile in Turkish and it ties in with the clubs nickname – The Green Crocodiles.

The new stadium will have a 45,000 capacity and is being constructed within the vicinity of the regeneration of the Osmangazi area of Bursa.

The Timsah Arena will incorporate a crocodile head design making it one of the most unique stadiums in football.