Journalist Reveals Why Max Kruse Joined Fenerbahce Despite Liverpool Offer

BREMEN, GERMANY - MAY 04: Max Kruse of SV Werder Bremen in action during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund at Weserstadion on May 04, 2019 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce officially unveiled Max Kruse today in a signing ceremony at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium.

Source: Fenerbahce

Turkish-Football reported back in May that Liverpool made an offer for Kruse before the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Kruse ended up joining the Yellow Canaries last week but RTL journalist Thomas Wagner revealed to the Aksam newspaper that the Reds did indeed make the German an offer.

Wager reported that Kruse opted to join Fenerbahce over Liverpool as he will make ‘a lot of money’ and will be the ‘centre of attention’.

Wagner said: “I know Liverpool made an offer to him. At first, I thought that a move to Fenerbahce is an unlikely one. But he choose Fenerbahce over Liverpool. I think he will make a lot of money in Turkey and also he will be the centre of attention.”

Kruse has joined Fenerbahce as a first-team player and will be given a star role in the side under the stewardship of Ersun Yanal.

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In contrast, the 31-year-old would have joined Liverpool as a rotation player to add squad depth.

Kruse left Werder Bremen after three successful years at the club as a free agent at the end of last season.

The German scored 11 times and provided nine assists in 32 appearances last term.