Newcastle Jets botch North's Galatasaray move

According to The World Game, the Socceroos defender's move to Galatasaray collapsed after Jets officials made public the Turkish outfits interest.

Galatasaray retracted their offer in North, with director of football Haldun Ustunel saying, "We felt the Jets showed us a lack of respect in their dealings with us.

"It was irresponsible and as a result we are no longer interested in the player. We have no intention of being draw into a bidding contest for Jade North."

The 26 year old is now unsure what the future holds.

"I'm genuinely not sure what clubs are after me at this stage. I've been more concerned with the Olympic Games and trying my best to help us progress," North told The World Game.

"But now we're out I'd like to get my club future settled as soon as possible. It's no secret that I'm very keen to move overseas and I owe it to myself and my family to sort my future out as quickly as I can."

French side Grenoble are favourites to sign North and the defender is keen on the idea.

He said: "I think the French league would suit me. It's a very under-rated competition and it's full of excellent players.

"A few of the Ivory Coast boys are based there and it's one of the top leagues in Europe."

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