Emre claims Prem deal
By Alp Ayhan
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Emre Belozoglu has stated that he will be playing in The Premiership next term.Turkish star Emre Belozoglu has stated that he will be playing in The Premiership next season after agreeing a deal with an as yet unnamed club, presumably Newcastle United.
The diminutive schemer is set to move on from Internazionale in the near future and has attracted interest from a host of clubs.
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle have all been linked with the schemer and the signs are suggesting The Magpies are in pole position to secure his signature.
Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd revealed on Thursday that manager Graeme Souness had jetted to Turkey to hold talks with the midfielder.
Emre has now revealed that he has agreed terms with his next club, snubbing an offer from Fenerbahce, which would appear to suggest that he is bound for St James' Park.
"Fenerbahce made an offer to me above Turkish standards," he said at a press conference. "But I've agreed a contract near to that with an English club.
"I thank Fenerbahce for their generous offer.
"I spoke to the manager of my new team and saw that he had trust in me."
Emre feels he has the tools to enable him to flourish in The Premiership.
"I believe I can do a good job in England," the 25-year-old added.
"It was mostly about defensive football and tactics in Italy.
"I don't think I'll have any difficulty in The Premiership."
Emre refused to divulge the name of his new club, claiming his ties with Inter prevent him from doing so.
"As a player that still has a contract with FC Inter, it wouldn't be right to give the name of the English club," he added. "The two clubs are still talking over details."