Fenerbahçe announced on Monday that their deal for Mexican midfielder Marco Fabian was off. A press release from the Turkish club read, “We inform the public that the final steps of the transfer process have been negative and negotiations have been terminated,”
This transfer saga has been one of the weird ones. The joy and heroe’s welcome that was given to Fabian’s fellow Mexican International Diego Reyes when he landed in Turkey oddly wasn’t given to Marco Fabian upon his arrival. Rumor has it that backlash from fans not wanting him, and as a result, the club not wanting to deal with negative publicity might have been the culprits of the fallen deal.
The official reason given, however, was Marco Fabian’s back issues, the same ones that made him sit out the majority of the 2017-2018 Bundesliga season with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Fabian later dismissed these reasons in his social media. In a Tweet by FOX Deportes journalist Valeria Marin, Fabian’s camp confirmed he passed all his medical exams with the team. The problem was that in the last second, a Fenerbahçe executive backtracked from a previous agreement and tried to make changes to the contract. Fabian declined to accept and the deal fell through.
If this is all true, it’s unfortunate Fabian is left with so little time before he can join a team and the transfer window closes.
But if all else fails, there’s always Chivas. Right Marco?