Date of birth: 06/01/1994 (19 years old)
Place of birth: Mugla (Turkey)
Club career: Bucaspor, Fenerbahce (from 2012)
Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, playmaker, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 3,500,000 €
Similar type of player: Cesc Fabregas
– plays very well with his weaker foot
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre midfielder in 4-2-3-1, attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
1. Lig 2011/2012: 24 matches/1 goal (Bucaspor)
Super Lig 2012/2013: 10 matches/3 goals (Fenerbahce)
His first steps into senior career Salih made in Bucaspor, where he made his debut for the first team at the age of 17 and from the very beginning he impressed everyone watching him. One of the clubs interesting in him was Manchester City, but finally young midfielder was signed by one of the best teams in his country – Fenerbahce. In the capital of Turkey he isn’t yet a leading player, but rather an useful substitute. He played for Turkey in nearly all youth levels and now with the u-20 team he’s taking part in the World Cup that’s played in his own country. In the very first game against El Salvador he scored a goal and was one of the best players on the field.
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