Bayern's Altintop won't rule out Turkey move

April 17, 2011 - 0:0

Bayern Munich's Hamit Altintop has refused to rule out a potential summer switch to Turkey when the midfielder's contract expires at the end of June.

Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Besiktas are thought to be keeping an eye on the 28-year-old, who has won 56 caps for the Turkish national side. The German-born player however remains coy on a potential exit from the Allianz Arena at the end of the season; although a contract extension now seems unlikely.
""I'm quite relaxed about the situation. No clubs have spoken to me as of yet. My contract is due to expire but that does not automatically mean that I will sign somewhere else. I will keep all of my options open,"" Altintop told Spox.
Another potential destination for the midfielder come be Schalke, his home-town club where he spent four successful seasons before joining Bayern in 2007.
If Altintop was to join die Knappen, he is fully aware that German number one Manuel Neuer could be going the other way.
""Even a blind man can see Manuel is a great goalkeeper. If he was to join Bayern he would immediately get the full support of the club, the coach and his team-mates.""
Altintop is expected to be named in the matchday squad for tomorrow's crunch Bundesliga encounter versus Leverkusen, and could be handed a starting birth with Arjen Robben suspended for the game.
(Source: Goal)