Originally Posted by The Turk
City's spree was bound be an opportunity for some teams and we just became one of those teams:
We signed Elano from city for 7 mio €. I wasn't that familiar with him but I see that he's played 35 times for the Seleçao, so how bad can he be?
Anyone remember watching him play?
Technically will carve up in Turkey - but a bit of a loose nut in the dressing room. Look for him to do something individually amazing in a game but his teammates to yawn about it because he seems to only care about himself. This element will really only become more obvious in the second half of the season. He did do some amazing things for City in certain games - especially when he wasn't crowded out by 3 or 4 defensive players as I saw in certain games.
He plays (or has played) in an attacking role for the Brazil national team, so he is a freak with the ball at feet; for Gala it is a bit of a coup to pick such a player up. Gala have had a great off-season - though last year it seemed to me their problems were more defensive than offensive, especially in terms of depth.
At this stage I would be putting money on Gala to win Super Lig next season.