Although the summer transfer window has closed, efforts are underway to replace Patrick van Aanholt with a left-back in Galatasaray. One of the targets of Galatasaray, which is stated to be able to re-engage for Fode Ballo-Toure from Milan, is Matias Vina from Rome.
Discussed as the transfer window closes
Daily News 24 from the Italian press stated that Galatasaray, which is in talks for a left-back reinforcement in the last part of the summer transfer period, also held talks with Roma about Matias Vina. Although Galatasaray continued negotiations on behalf of the player’s transfer until the last moment, the deal could not be realized because the offer was not sufficient.
New meeting in January
The Italian website states that Galatasaray may continue its contacts for Vina in January. The dissatisfaction with Van Aanholt’s performance may also push Galatasaray to add a left-back at halftime.
Friend of Muslera and Torreira from the national team
Matias Vina, who played together with former Galatasaray player Felipe Melo in Palmeiras, is also friends with Fernando Muslera and Lucas Torreira from the Uruguay National Team. The 24-year-old player has played for the Uruguay A National Team 24 times so far.
William Bianda surprise
While the Yellow-Reds were negotiating with Roma about Vina, the name William Bianda came to the fore with the transfer of a potential young stopper. It was stated that Galatasaray was interested in Bianda from Rome before the move to Matthias Ross.
Antalyaspor also wanted
It was reported that Antalyaspor, as well as Galatasaray, were in contact for the transfer of Roma’s 22-year-old French defender William Bianda.
Rome wants to dispose of
It is stated that Roma wants to dispose of Vina, which he added to his staff from Palmeiras in August 2021 for a 13 million Euro transfer fee. The left-back, who can play for a total of 46 minutes this season, has a contract with the Italian team that expires in June 2026.
The contract of William Bianda, who was transferred from Lens in 2018 with a transfer fee of 6 million Euros, will expire in June 2023.