Candid interview costs Moroccan star Galatasaray contract

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Turkey giants Galatasaray have terminated Moroccan star Younes Belhanda’s contract.

Reports emerging from Istanbul are that the 31-year-old attacking midfielder was axed for making statements that put the club into disrepute.

Belhanda fired a salvo at Galatasary’s management following the team’s 2-2 draw against Sivasspor in a Turkish Super Lig match on Sunday.

In a statement, the club said Belhanda’s interview with beIN Sports “damaged the image of the club and the reputations of the club’s board members and constituted a persistent violation of the contract and club’s internal disciplinary regulations.”

“Due to the fact that it has made the relationship between the parties unbearable, Younes Belhanda’s professional football contract has been terminated immediately, unilaterally and for good reason as of March 10, 2021, in accordance with Article 14 of the Fifa players’ status and transfer order.”

Belhanda joined Galatasary from Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev in 2017 and he enjoyed some success with the Lions. The France-born player helped clinch two Turkish Super Lig titles, Turkish Cup and Super Cup with the Istanbul-based giants.

He netted 18 goals in 99 Super Lig appearances for Galatasary including 22 games with six goals to his credit this term.

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By FARPost Reporter

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