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Father: Kerim Frei wants to join Gala

June 11, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

The father of Fulham midfielder Kerim Frei has told Turkish television his son wants to join Galatasaray.

Karim Frei
GettyImagesFrei debuted for the Turkish national team last year

Born in Austria to a Turkish father and a Moroccan mother, the 19-year-old switched his international allegiances from Switzerland to Turkey in June 2012.

Heavily linked with a move to the club, the player's father told NTV Spor his son would welcome the chance to join the club should the opportunity present itself.  

That followed an admission of interest from manager Fatih Terim: "We have been scouting Frei for over a year and remain interested."

Frei is contracted to the London club until 2015, and after spending a spell on loan at Cardiff City last season, he recently told the club's official website of his intentions to break into the Fulham first team next season.

"I want to start the 2013/14 season strong, and get back to where I was. I want to be running out at Craven Cottage again and playing my part," Frei said. “I think I've shown that I can compete at the top level, but I know I now have to do that on a regular basis.

"My number one target is to break into the first team again and impress the Manager and coaches over the summer months - I want to be in their plans for the new season."