Welcome to the Premiership: Tuncay Sanli, Middlesbrough


13th, June 2007


Tuncay Sanli is the striker chosen by Middlesbrough to replace the sizeable hole left by the departure of Mark Viduka to Newcastle United. Sanli was out of contract at Fenerbahçe and he is due to undergo a medical with a view to completing a move to the Riverside. He is perhaps best-known for scoring a Champions League hat-trick against Manchester United in 2004.
Sanli reminds us a bit of Dimitar Berbatov, but not quite as good. He’s a good signing for Boro though and should do well next season. Here’s the obligatory YouTube clip of him in action:

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  1. chringle says:

    he is a decent player. doesn’t quite have the composure or technique of berbatov but plays at a higher tempo, all being well, he should get them a few goals next season.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well…If past championship manager games and the present football manager game is anything to go by…Boro shud be playin champs lge footy 08/09
    In reality tho… he’ll score 15 goals a season which will be huge for boro

  3. Chiz says:

    Seems to have a quality shot onm him. Gerrard, Lampard and oba Martins, can this guy hit it harder than you?

  4. Anonymous says:

    he is one of the best players ever