Friday, 11 May 2018


Oztumer Still Considering His Options as Saddlers Exit Looms Large

11:47 am Friday, 11 May 2018
Walsall FC have confirmed their Released and Retained list and have also hinted at the likely departure of a fan-favourite attacker, who is keen to consider his options over the summer.
The man dubbed the 'Turkish Messi' appears to be heading for the exit door after turning down several contract offers with his agent insisting that the former Dulwich Hamlet and Peterborough United attacker keen to consider his options as several higher-ranked clubs are sure to come calling.

Erhun, who has made ninety-five first-team appearances since joining the club on a free transfer in the summer of 2016, is not short of suitors following two seasons which saw him score more goals than any other Saddler.

In a statement, released via their official website - - the club confirmed that they are happy to negotiate with the midfield man if he wants to remain at Banks's Stadium, it reads; The Club have made numerous attempts to extend the contract of Erhun Oztumer over the last 12 months. However, Erhun’s representatives have expressed a desire to explore alternative options and, while the Club remain open to negotiation, we respect that position.

Though the writing appears to be on the wall, there is always hope that he will have a change of heart following a summer break. So, fingers crossed!

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