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Tuncay eyes bids from Facebook video

January 6, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Frustrated Stoke striker Tuncay Sanli has posted a Top 10 compilation of the best goals of his career on Facebook in an apparent dig at Tony Pulis' unwillingness to play him regularly.

Tuncay Sanli Stoke
PA PhotosTuncay has grown accustomed to sitting on the Stoke substitutes' bench

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Tuncay, 28, is determined to secure a move away from the Britannia Stadium having started 29 of his 53 games for the club from the bench since moving from Middlesbrough for £5 million in August 2009.

And with no obvious interest in the Turkey international manifesting itself, he has decided to take matters into his own hands by engaging in some serious self-promotion on his Facebook page ESPN Video.

Tuncay could be at risk of putting off potential suitors, though, as seven of the ten strikes came when he was at Turkish club Fenerbahce - who he has not played for in three years.

But a goal in English football was the Turk's No. 1 pick on the social networking site, with his last goal for Middlesbrough - an overhead kick against Aston Villa - pipping the other strikes to top spot.

The Sun quoted a source close to Tuncay as saying: "Retaining team shape is not his major asset but there is little doubt another club would surely welcome his maverick talent and this video shows exactly what he is all about.

"It's an unusual way for a top player to try to sell himself but maybe it will work."