2019-2020 Midseason Update - Galatasaray S.K. - Spor Toto Super Lig
Standings - a bit past halfway through the season (40 games including the Championship Group ones) and we find ourselves narrowly in first place. The season has gone well so far and hopefully we can keep this up.
Squad - A very good starting XI I would say, and I think this squad can match up with everyone, although it's a bit on the small side.
Our three main strikers, Demir, Gavrila, and Raboczki are doing well. The back line I believe is a very good mix of Turkish and foreign players. Kapucu has performed above expectations, and call me crazy but I gave Muslera an increase in salary from his $7.5 million pay packet, and tacked on an extra year with a $250,000 wage increase to $7.75 million. If the Montreal Canadiens can spend over $7 million on a guy with no goals and 4 assists this season, why can't I on a player with the same offensive prowess him? Muslera even has an assist this season! ;)
Additionally, if we have problems at the club, money certainly isn't one of them, as the owner will be very proud I cut salary in cut from over $80 million in player salaries when I joined the club, to around $47 million right now. We currently have over $104 million in the bank.
We did well in the Group Stages, finishing second to Real Madrid in our group, and ahead of Kobenhavn and Dinamo. We will be facing Arsenal in the 1st Knockout Round. Hopefully we do well.
I got rid of Guillermo Alberto Ramirez, who brought to the club from my former employers DC United, to Genoa for $5 million. He wasn't playing much and I was happy to receive the fee for him. Good luck to him in Italy.
Huseyin Yagmur (my 2017 youth product) also is going on loan to Serbian club Indijija. He wasn't playing at GS, and he'll be a starter in Serbia. If it goes well we can send him back there for a full season of development.