Takvim report Fenerbahçe are confident that Jeremain Lens will convince Sunderland to let him leave at the end of the season. The Turkish club are hopeful of securing Lens permanently, but FFP could prove a stumbling block.
Takvim say the initial plan will be for Lens to talk to Sunderland and after that the Fenerbahçe board will step in to try to conclude the deal.
The Fenerbahçe board have reportedly told Lens: “Sit down and talk to Sunderland at the end of the season. Tell them clearly that you’re not interested in playing them anymore. Tell them you want Fenerbahçe. We’ll handle the rest, don’t worry.”
Fenerbahçe board are hoping they can get Lens for €4-5m and are planning a three year contract for 29-year-old. However, Sunderland are demanding at least €8million for their winger as previously reported, which is an issue to the Turkish club because of FFP.
The loan move to Fenerbahçe has proved to be very successful for Lens after scoring 3 goals and providing 7 assists in the Turkish SuperLeague this season.
Recent comments from Lens about a permanent Sunderland exit served to anger manager David Moyes and there’s little chance the Dutchman has a future at the English club.
Should Lens put the pressure on then Moyes is hardly going to take it well, Sunderland will likely stick to their guns over valuation.