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Fülöp’s Father Confirms Turkish Interest
Fülöp’s Father Confirms Turkish Interest
Wednesday, 15th Jun 2011 17:48

Town keeper Márton Fülöp’s agent and father Ferenc has confirmed that Bursaspor are interested in signing his son. Earlier this afternoon TWTD reported that the Hungarian was being targeted by the Turkish side.

Fülöp senior says that so far only tentative discussions have taken place: "We've heard about their interest, the Turkish team are considering making an offer, but the talks are at a very early stage.”

Fülöp junior has only a year left on his Blues contract, having signed from Sunderland for £750,000 last August and seems likely to move on during the close season with manager Paul Jewell looking to bring in a new senior number one.

The Bursa-based club recently targeted West Brom keeper Scott Carson but have now turned their attention to Fülöp, who has been in and out of the Town side since Jewell took over from Roy Keane in January.

Despite backing his current keepers towards the end of the season, Jewell is understood to want to bring in a new first choice this summer, having last month made an approach for Coventry’s out-of-contract Republic of Ireland international Keiren Westwood, who now appears to be on his way to Sunderland.

Arran Lee-Barrett has signed a new two-year deal and, despite being picked ahead of Fülöp for a spell towards the end of the season, looks likely to be seen as back-up rather than a regular starter. Brian Murphy opted against extending his stay and is currently looking for a new club.

Fülöp’s exit this summer has always been on the cards with Jewell keen not to allow players’ contracts to run down in the same way that David Norris’s and Gareth McAuley’s this summer.

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Kieran_Knows added 17:51 - Jun 15
Interesting, could probably look to recoup his fee, maybe more.

robdaful added 17:53 - Jun 15
PJ better have another keeper lined up.

I'd hate to left with just ALB.

Bluearmy71 added 17:57 - Jun 15
Ferenc Fülöp......... he must have had the sh1t ripped out of him for when he was younger!

Or is just merely the sound made by dodgy windscreen wipers?

canveyblue added 17:59 - Jun 15
We will be alright, have faith in Mr Jewell. COYB

ITFCMonk added 17:59 - Jun 15
his dad must be a very old agent

bluestu71 added 18:06 - Jun 15
Hope they weren't talking behind the clubs back.

Marshalls_Mullet added 18:09 - Jun 15
Monk: Define 'very old'?

Fulop is about 27, so his dad may be say 47. Very old??

pazelle added 18:09 - Jun 15
Brad Guzan, Dean Gherkin or a Colombian Scorpionkicker please Paul Jewell!

Dissboyitfc added 18:10 - Jun 15
On his day, Fulop was as good as anyone in the championship. Sadly not always consistent . Wish him well if he goes. COYB

fourth added 18:11 - Jun 15
Martin F is an excellent professional footballer.
The Priskin (another great player) connection has muddied the waters, suggesting that there are some rather temporamental Hungarians in our midst.
It is unlikely that Mr Jewell is going to sidetrack his thrust to try to sort this out.
It is all a bit subtle.
So it would not be at all surprising to see them both go.
Sacrificed to a determined mind-set. Good and bad. Pragmatic.

imalwayswrong added 18:13 - Jun 15
Best keeper we have had since Alexander & briefly Begovic. If anyone remembers Cardiff away and arsenal at home he was worth the transfer fee. Also didn't man city take him on emergency loan couple seasons back.

Losing fulop would be a big mistake, international level keeper is difficult to replace.

ALB was hopeless against Norwich and the other games!


churchmans added 18:21 - Jun 15
love it i said the other day that the whole team is krap! pj is clearing the decks and getting a whole new team! get in my son

Sniegster added 18:23 - Jun 15
When he arrived I was hoping he would be a rock solid keeper for years for us, but PJ and some of the fans don't seem that happy. Think our defense didn't do him any favours. Low point was when he was dropped for ALB. Still think he is a good keeper especially with a more solid defense in front of him, so I'd be happy enough if he stayed. Looking unlikely though. Let's hope PJ has someone lined up. Probably has something up his sleeve. Shame Shane Supple didn't hang on another year...

itfc1981 added 18:32 - Jun 15

Mungo added 18:42 - Jun 15
A good keeper on his day but was inconsistent over the season. Would be expensive to keep in terms of wages and depreciating transfer value, especially if PJ is planning to get a new No 1 in anyway. Best get the money up front though Clegg! Seem to remember a few stories of players going to Turkey over the past few years and coming back 6 months later because they haven't been paid!

Richard Kingson, Marcus Hahnemann, Adriano Basso, Joe Murphy and Iain Turner are all proven at this level or above and available for free. Paul Jones had a very good season for Exeter last year and looks very promising...

svendust added 18:47 - Jun 15
His dad should have called Marton 'Philip'.

I think Philip Fulop has an onomatopoeic irony about it

radiogaga added 18:49 - Jun 15
Not entirely sure some of our fans know what they are talking about sometimes. There is no doubt big changes are needed this summer but to say a whole new SQUAD is needed, is just a tad bit extreme.

I would not be disappointed to see Fulop between our sticks still next season, to be honest. Think he's had a rough deal because of some clangers (Barnsley at home, the second Arsenal goal at the Emirates) but I would be a lot more comfortable knowing that, even if he does leave, we are safe in the knowledge that a top class replacement is already in place. Otherwise, it's a risk best not to take. For me, Lee Barratt did well as a makeshift but, as a potential number 1, can be a liability. Lonergan of Preston and Hahnneman (free transfer) would be possible and achievable replacements. Forget Westwood, he's a mackem pretty much now...

manualthetisfanclub added 18:51 - Jun 15
If this becomes true I smell a triple swoop on pne for st ledger,treacy and lonergan,I Know they were at relegated club but decent players all the same!westwood good keeper but has a pick of clubs,doubt he wood come here! In pj we have faith(hope)

ITFCenFrance added 18:54 - Jun 15
I've heard that Márton's British cousin Philip is available... Geddit?!

I'll get my e-coat.

hamster153 added 18:59 - Jun 15
Not really to do with this but does anyone think that Ishmal Miller would be a great strike partner for Chops?? Great cover for Wickham aswell.

AndyUK61873 added 19:06 - Jun 15
I know it is more than just 2 players and does not tell the entire story but fans want to get St Ledger ad Lonergan of Preston...did they just not get relegted for shipping a shed load of goals so we want to go after their keeper and centre back....and we are going to be leak free???

Garv added 19:08 - Jun 15
Cardiff away.

mouldyoldough added 19:24 - Jun 15
Would love ishmal miller up top . Think fulop be ok with a settled defence in front of him

brainbox added 19:35 - Jun 15
Won't be sorry if he goes - potentially a good keeper, but really poor on the distribution side with the long ball hoof - wish him well - Adios....

slowerball added 19:48 - Jun 15
Did someone mention Kingson? Dear me - he's shocking... I know quite a few (real) Blackpool fans who say he's sh1te.

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