Galatasaray president Mustafa Cengiz has told the Turkish media he believes Garry Rodrigues is worth in the region of €30m.
The Cape Verde international has impressed for the Turkish giants this season, and his performances haven’t gone unnoticed by Everton.
This week Cengiz has been speaking to Hurriyet, and Futbolarena have reported on comments the Galatasaray chief made to the Turkish newspaper: “I had an approach for Rodrigues one month ago. I wanted €30m. Turkey will be discovered within 3-5 years.”
“The quality of the football played in Turkey is not far below Europe. We aren’t comparable to the English League but we will catch up with them.”
Last month we covered reports from Turkey that Everton are monitoring Rodrigues, and scouts form the Premier League side were reporting back to Sam Allardyce.
However, with Cengiz’s recent comments it looks like Everton may have to match what they paid for Cenk Tosun in the last January transfer window, when they signed the forward for a reported £27m.
Tosun’s transfer fee was a record for a Turkish Super Lig player, which Cengiz could well want to beat.