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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Striker Linked with Move to Fenerbahce

After consecutive knee injuries ruled him out most of the last two years, striker Samed Yesil is now connected with a move to Turkey to join Fenerbahce.

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Liverpool are yet to confirm any sort of deal set for the summer transfer window other than the expiration of a few contracts, but there will surely be plenty of movement in attack. The club are widely expect to try to bring Christian Benteke and Danny Ings aboard in the coming days, while they simultaneously try to offload each of Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert, and Mario Balotelli. Jerome Sinclair could add to the ranks of the outgoing near summer's end, as he's expected to be granted a loan to get regular first-team football for the first time in his career.

Things aren't quite as clear for Samed Yesil, who finally found his way back from two years of injury hell to maintain fitness for the final few months of the season. The German youth international impressed for the U21s after successfully rehabbing, and while talk of a breakthrough into the senior squad never materialized, talk of a future at Liverpool certainly did.

At least until the last few days, when rumors emerged that he might be making a move to Turkey. It's the second straight summer that he's found himself linked with a move to the Super Lig while on vacation in the country, as last summer saw him set to join Trabzonspor along with a briefcase full of money and guns and toiletries. This time the club has changed but the circumstances are the same; Yesil is on holiday in Bodrum, and reports have him set to join Fenerbahce on some sort of deal before summer's end.

The player apparently downplayed any speculation about a potential move, but a deal to see him leave Liverpool wouldn't be surprising given how difficult things have been since joining in the summer of 2012. A temporary deal would be preferred for those patient enough to see what comes of his immediate future, as his early promise was enough for most to consider him one of Germany's brightest forward prospects.

Knee injuries in consecutive seasons might prevent him from ever reaching that potential, but at 21 years old he's in need of senior football if any measure of potential is going to be achieved. Whatever type of deal is or isn't struck, hopefully he's just able to keep himself fit for a full season, and that he's able to get his young career back on track wherever he ends up.

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