Galatasaray rekindles interest in Roma’s right-back Celik

Galatasaray is reportedly set to pursue Zeki Celik from Roma once again this summer. The Turkish midfielder, 27, struggled for playing time at Roma and is deemed surplus.

Galatasary Interested In Celik
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Galatasaray are reportedly preparing to make another move for Zeki Celik from Roma this summer, aiming to acquire the surplus full-back.

The 27-year-old Turkish midfielder faced challenges securing regular playtime under both Jose Mourinho and Daniele De Rossi during this season in Italy, managing only 663 minutes across 17 Serie A matches, failing to make a significant impact.

De Rossi aims to rejuvenate Roma’s squad and initiate a fresh project this summer. Several surplus players are expected to depart, with Celik evidently among them. He currently has two years remaining on his contract with Roma.

Galatasaray’s renewed interest in Celik is detailed on page 10 of today’s Corriere dello Sport, as they seek to bring the right-back to their squad in the upcoming weeks. Their previous attempts in January failed to reach an agreement with Roma.

Roma anticipates earning approximately €7m from Celik’s sale, with 15% of the proceeds allocated to Lille due to a future resale clause.

Zeki Çelik

Mehmet Zeki Çelik

Defender, Midfielder


Age: 27

180 cm


Season 2024
Played 1 1 Missed
Minutes 90 90.0 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 1 1.0 Avg
Attempt 0 0.0 Avg
Passes 44 44.00.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 17 times for 663 minutes for Serie A.

Zeki Çelik didn’t score any goal for Roma. He procured no assists. He received 1 yellow card and no red cards.

His team is currently 6th in Serie A. In the last match Roma won 5-2 against Milan.

Roma performance and stats


Manager: Daniele De Rossi
Rank 6th
Win 18
Draw 9
Loss 10
Goals 64-44
Diff 20
Rank 2nd
Win 4
Draw 1
Loss 1
Goals 12-4
Diff 8

It will be Roma ended the league in the 6th position with 63 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 18 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 11 times. In its last match, Roma lost 2-1 against Empoli.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 64 goals and conceding 44.​

Galatasaray performance and stats


Manager: Okan Buruk
Rank 1st
Win 32
Draw 3
Loss 1
Goals 89-24
Diff 65
Rank 3rd
Win 1
Draw 2
Loss 3
Goals 10-13
Diff -3

Galatasaray is currently 1st in the Super Lig with 99 points.

In the last 38 games, it has won 33 times, drawn 3 times, and lost twice. In its last match, Galatasaray won 1-3 against Konyaspor.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 89 goals and conceding 24.​