“Despite interest in Ahmed, we did not come up with any agreement and since the transfer market was still open for an additional week over there, we came up with an agreement.
It was rumored in early September that Moroccan Ahmed El Messaoudi of FC Groningen in the Netherlands had received the green light from his club to leave. It was mentionned that he had advanced discussions with the Turkish club Gaziantepspor. According to Voetbal international, the Gaziantepspor club were very interested and El Messaoudi himself wanted to leave for Turkey. Gaziantepspor and FC Groningen have agreed on the main lines and the former Malinois therefore leaves the Netherlands where he has been playing since 2019 and has signed up for three years at Gaziantep. The former Fortuna player Sittard scored 8 goals last season in 29 games. This new season, he has already scored a goal in 3 games.
“Ahmed has told us on several occasions that he wanted to be transferred this summer and there have also been several offers,”
“Last week we received a serious offer from Turkey and we finally made the decision to cooperate with Ahmed’s transfer wish. We thank Ahmed for his efforts for FC Groningen and wish him the best for the rest of his life and his career.” “Ahmed has told us on several occasions that he wanted to be transferred this summer and there have also been several offers,”
Groningen technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus mentionned on the club’s website.