Fenerbahce have signed a five-year deal with Iranian wonderkid Allahyar Sayyadmanesh from Esteghlal.
Club official Ismail Khalilzadeh made the following statement: “Fenerbahce paid $850,000 for Allahyar Sayyadmanesh. He will part ways with us at the end of the season.”
Fenerbahce have had a major shift in transfer policy since Ali Koc replaced Aziz Yildirim as club president.
The Yellow Canaries are targeting young players and focusing on developing talent as opposed to signing experienced players on high wages approaching the end of their careers.
Sporting director Damien Comolli brought in Beri Pardo – formerly of Crystal Palace – as Head of Performance Analysis.
Meanwhile, Serhat Pekmezci – who discovered Cengiz Under and Caglar Soyuncu – was brought in from Altinordu as Head Of Academy Recruitment.
Additionally, David Badia from Barcelona as Football Academy Coordinator Fenerbahçe plan to bring in 30-40 players to the academy
Sayyadmanesh was named in the Guardian Next Generation 2018: 60 of the best young talents in world footbal list.