Hakan Ünsal has returned home to Galatasaray SK from Blackburn Rovers FC.
The Turkish international Hakan Ünsal has returned to his old club Galatasaray SK from English Premiership side Blackburn Rovers FC. The 29-year-old midfield player has signed a three-year contract with Turkey’s UEFA Champions League representatives.
Hakan joined Blackburn in February, where he was reunited with his compatriot and former team-mate Tugay Kerimoglu and Graeme Souness, his coach at Galatasaray. However, Hakan was unable to command a regular first-team place at Blackburn, making only eight appearances, and the Turkish club's offer of a return was too good to turn down.
"I do not regret that I am back from England," he said. "I do not regret that I went to England either. The biggest factor that made me return was Fatih Terim [the Galatasaray coach]. I always have Galatasaray and Fatih Terim in my heart. Whenever and wherever Terim needs me I told him that I was ready to work with him," he said.
The left-sided player is a member of the Turkish national team and is known for his consistency. He was a part of Galatasaray's UEFA Cup winning squad in 2000.