The Turkish Football Federation have approved Fenerbahce’s proposed move for AC Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez, according to a report.
Having been in competition with Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven, it appeared as though the blitz from Fenerbahce has been the decisive one as multiple outlets confirmed that they have closed a deal with Milan.
The basis of the deal will be a six-month loan with obligation to buy set at €5m, and Milan even rejected PSV’s superior offer to satisfy the will of the former Wolfsburg man.
However, the deal was then thrust into doubt as Fenerbahce president Ali Koc confirmed that the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have made it clear they cannot sign players currently.
According to Sky Italia though – as cited by MilanNews.it – the Turkish Federation have now given their ‘ok’ for Fenerbahce to finally complete the purchase of Ricardo Rodriguez.
Now, Milan are awaiting an official bid from the Istanbul club for the Swiss left-back, then the deal can go through as planned.