Turkish manager sticks his new goalkeeper on his credit card!
Bucaspor coach Samet Aybaba used his initiative when he was told the financially-crippled club couldn’t afford to buy a new goalkeeper and made the purchase with his credit card.
Desperate to bring Estonia international goalkeeper Pavel Londak to his club from Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt, Aybaba volunteered his plastic to cover the loan fee.
His bank were not quite as keen on the deal as Aybaba himself and the payment has been split into six instalments.
Aybaba said: “Anybody in my position would have given the same support.”
One or two English managers are allegedly not averse to using their own bank accounts for transfers, but that’s a bit different!
Spotted on Sporx (thanks to Ulas for the tip)