Obafemi Martins' agent denies talks with Rizespor

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

As the Turkish transfer window approaches Tekin Birinci denies that Martins meeting with Rizespor was soccer related.

In a small update to the news that Obafemi Martins is/was in London it is clear that the agent, Tekin Birinci, is denying that any talks have occurred. It would seem the meeting that spurred earlier speculation was merely a social gathering.

There are many reasons the agent could be saying this.

  1. He's telling the truth.
  2. Turkish League rules prevent discussions without formal notice.
  3. He's protecting his player/himself as they didn't have permission from Seattle.
  4. He's trying to drive up price.
  5. They didn't come to an agreement.
  6. Any number of other things.
All of this is coming as rumors linking Oba to West Ham united are increasing in mention, with the Daily Mail saying that would be a loan.
Caykur Rizespor are 13th in the Turkish League and are keen to sign the Nigerian, but they are not the only Turkish side interested, with Genclerbirligi also keen to speak to him.

He was due to hold talks with West Ham last night, although Allardyce is weighing up options.

And there we can start to surmise that Martins is on the market.

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