REAL SOCIEDAD - STAR MAN - NIHAT
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The attacking midfielder was seen as an exciting prospect when Sociedad beat off alleged interest from the likes of Marseille, Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain for his signature.
Instead if using him in an attacking midfield role, Denoueix switched him up-front to partner Darko Kovacevic - a move that paid massive dividends as the pair found the net 43 times - with the Turk grabbing 23 of them.
Understandably many of Europe's elite are now hovering around Nihat, hoping to possibly pick off the man one of the most impressive players in La Liga.
However, Sociedad have resisted all the main overtures - mainly from Manchester United - and once again Nihat will team up with Kovacevic in attack.
Nihat will be looking to have a successful campaign, before Euro 2004 - where he will be looking to make a major impact for Turkey, after only being a fringe player in the World Cup finals.