Nenad Protega admitted: When Eyüpspor knocked on young Svit Sešlar’s door, he increased the player’s salary even further, but the Turks…
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Eyüpspor did not win because of money, but money played its part. It was a winning combination for Svit Seslar, says his agent Nenad Protega. Former sports director of Domžale and Olimpija, stressed that the young Slovenian national team player decided to join the club led by Arda Turan because he is convinced that his development will continue in this environment. But a good salary also helped in the decision-making process…
But it is also true that Eyüpspor has not been stingy with money. Nenad Protega admitted that money was not really a problem for the Turks, they even agreed to a rather high salary for a football player.
“If someone really wants someone badly, then it can happen,” Nenad Protega told Navijaška Cona and admitted that the idea of moving to the Turkish second league was not too tempting for anyone at first. Protega described at length what he and Sešlar then changed their minds about.
Protega: “Simple stories are the best”
“I was at Olimpija’s return match in Turkey against Galatasaray. I just had the feeling that I had to be there. Svit played excellent games against Ludogorets and Galatasaray and these are the games that carry the most weight. Then I met the president of the club at the stadium in Istanbul and our story began. Simple like that, but simple stories are the best. The President starts: you know, we really want this guy. I back: thanks for the confidence, but with all due respect second league, tough. Him again: but we will give so much money that he will come. I tell him: right, but it has to be a top football story too. And you have to agree with Olimpija first. How much do they expect, he asks. They certainly won’t give it to you for less than €2.5 million, I said with complete conviction and calmness. And seriously. Then him again: no problem. And I finish: right, when you have agreed with them, that’s the way it is with me, and then we will sit down and you will present to me the vision of the club and the plans with Seszlar. How much does the boy want, he asks. And I say: he won’t be cheap either. I deliberately raised the price a little more, but he agreed to that too. We shook hands and the next day we were halfway to Istanbul,” explained 54-year-old Nenad Protega.
Svit Sešlar, 21, has signed a contract with his Turkish club until 2027 and has played four games for the club so far. He is still waiting for his first goal.
This text was automatically translated using AI.