Millwall are planning an impressive swoop for Fenerbahce’s Volkan Demirel according to a report from Turkish publication Fotospor.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper, who has been capped by Turkey on 63 occasions, started his career with Turkish club Kartalspor. However it didn’t take long for him to move to Fenerbahce where he would make himself into an icon. Since signing for them in 2002, he would make over 300 appearances and play in the Champions League and Europa League, making himself into a legend during that time.
But Demirel’s time at the club is looking like it is coming to an end. His contract is coming to an end and Fenerbahce have made the tough decision to not renew the deal. And Millwall are now moving in to make a shock move for him. They lost their number one goalkeeper this summer with David Martin leaving on a free transfer to move to fierce rivals West Ham United. And while Demirel is an unlikely target, they are hopeful they can get a deal sorted.
What is boosting Millwall’s chances to sign Demirel is that the veteran is keen on moving to London. This report states that he is very willing to head to the capital because it will help his children’s education. He has two young children with one at school age. So while not many would expect a man used to fierce Turkish atmospheres and Champions League football to head to the Sky Bet Championship, it does appear like it might happen if Millwall can pull it off.