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Rumour Mongering: Martin Skrtel Set for Turkey Move

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After forever being linked with a move away from Liverpool, Martin Skrtel is once more being linked with a move away from Liverpool. Surprise!

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LAST EVER LIVERPOOL MATCH FOR MARTIN SKRTEL?!
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Like his long-serving teammate Lucas Leiva, Martin Skrtel is a player who has been regularly linked with a move away from Anfield but always remains a Liverpool player once the transfer window shuts. With a change in team management and having fallen behind Kolo Toure in the defensive pecking order, Skrtel may actually be on his way out for real this time.

“Skrtel is considering a move to Turkey he is open to the option of playing here,” said Mithat Halis, an agent with Stars & Friends, who represent Skrtel amongst a raft of other largely eastern European players. "Fenerbahce made an offer last season. Beşiktaş want Skrtel and make no secret of this, Turkish sides have been trying to sign him for five seasons but this summer he could make the move."

With the help of an on-loan Mario Gomez scoring the most goals in the Turkish Süper Lig's this season, Beşiktaş secured their first championship title in seven years and enter the Champions League directly at the group stage next season. Fenerbahçe would offer a reuinion with former Liverpool teammate Raul Meireles. Other clubs would offer a Premier League centre back on the wrong side of thirty a chance at playing time he doesn't look likely to get under Jürgen Klopp next season.

Skrtel's current contract ends in June 2018, which gives Liverpool some time to think about a possible sale before the defender walks on a free. But it seems likely that if Skrtel moves on, it's going to be sooner rather than later given the changes Klopp is expected to make ahead of his first full season in charge at Liverpool.