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İlhan strengthens Fenerbahçe defence

Published: Monday 28 June 2010, 13.48CET
The changes are coming thick and fast at Fenerbahçe SK with the free transfer signing of Gençlerbirliği SK centre-back İlhan Eker following the appointment of a new coach.
İlhan strengthens Fenerbahçe defence
Fenerbahçe kick off in the third qualifying round ©Getty Images

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Published: Monday 28 June 2010, 13.48CET

İlhan strengthens Fenerbahçe defence

The changes are coming thick and fast at Fenerbahçe SK with the free transfer signing of Gençlerbirliği SK centre-back İlhan Eker following the appointment of a new coach.

Fenerbahçe SK have continued to strengthen for the new campaign by signing defender İlhan Eker from Gençlerbirliği SK on a free transfer.

İlhan, a centre-back, has agreed terms on a three-year contract with the Istanbul club. He caught the eye as a consistent performer for Gençlerbirliği during the last two seasons, making 39 Super League appearances.

The Fenerbahçe newcomer came through the youth ranks at Balıkesirspor before turning professional in 2001 with Asaşspor (now Hacettepe SK), whom he helped win promotion to the top flight. He joined Gençlerbirliği in 2008.

Fenerbahçe, who kick off their European campaign in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, also signed Slovakian international midfielder Miroslav Stoch from Chelsea FC earlier this month. İlhan's transfer follows a coaching change at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium, with former player Aykut Kocaman replacing Christoph Daum.

Last updated: 28/06/10 15.48CET

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