Turkish side signs Ghanian player with a gallon of olive oil
The football world has seen some crazy deals take place – but there has been one transfer in Turkey that had dominated the headlines for very different reasons.
With multi-million pound deals taking place across Europe, there has been one player who can only dream of securing the money that a number of players are experiencing this summer.
Mohammed Sumaila recently signed a one-month deal to play for Yorukalispor but the fee has taken everyone by surprise.
The Turkish regional side have paid 10 pounds (4.53 litres) of olive oil to secure his signature.
Sumaila reveals the village side didn’t have any money to pay him and were prepared to give him olive oil instead – an offer which he has taken up.
Sumaila, speaking on www.haberturk.com, said: “I am 25 years old and I have been playing football in amateur teams in Turkey for about 5 years. I have been playing football in Torbali , Tire, Soma and Gaziemir teams.
“I transferred to the Kütahya team for next season. I only moved to Yörükalispor to play in their one-month long football tournament in Mudanya.
“I came to the village team upon the invitation of Tayfun Albayrak and he said that the villagers would give me the olive oil they had obtained from the olives they produced and so, I accepted the offer.”