All eyes are on Lille forward Eden Hazard in this transfer window, but it's Moussa Sow, rather than the Belgian star, who's first out of the defending Ligue 1 champions. His destination? Turkey. The Senegalese striker, whose 25 goals last season led the league, has reportedly joined Fenerbache for a fee of around €13M. It's an odd move for Lille, who probably can't afford to be losing key players while they're still in the mix for a Champions League spot, but Sow's comments following the transfer indicate that he's been wanting out for some time:
There were of course a lot of teams interested but this was the club I really wanted to join. I'm very happy. As soon as I arrived I was very happy to see the excitement here. I'm looking forward to playing in front of Fenerbahce fans.
The replacement for Sow - who has apparently received a four and a half year deal worth 60,000 per week - has already arrived at Lille: Nolan Roux signed from Brest for €8M earlier this week. Roux has scored six goals with one assist in nineteen appearances this year, compared to Sow 's nine and three in 21.