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ÇOLAK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO SAUDI ARABIA

02 Jun 2018
Emre Çolak is the second exit confirmed by Deportivo during the summer window. The Turkish playmaker will play at Al-Wahda FC as the Saudi club will pay between €1 million and €1.5 million

On Friday, the club officially announced the exit of Emre Çolak. The Turkish playmaker will be transferred to Al-Wahda FC in an operation valorized between €1 million and €1.5 million. Hours before the announcement was made by Depor, the player appeared in the website of the Saudi club signing a three-year contract with them.

The clause of Çolak was €20 million, but since the club suffered the relegation to Segunda it is cut to €1 million, that’s the amount to be paid by Al-Wahda FC and, according to some journalists, they are also paying the expenses of the operation, reason why the amount could go to €1.5 million. The operation is not done yet, because the reduction of the clause applies until June 30, but both clubs decided to make the announcement now.

Çolak landed at Deportivo in the summer of 2016, he had four coaches at the Galician club (Garitano, Pepe Mel, Parralo and Seedorf) and never managed to earn a spot as a starter. His qualities are evident, but at Deportivo it was never materialized into goals or assists. He only scored 4 goals in 59 Primera appearances; in the season that has just ended he only completed the full 90 minutes in two opportunities.

This is Deportivo’s second exit during the winter window, previously striker Florin Andone was transferred to Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in an operation valued in €6 million.

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