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Vassell Mobbed In Turkey *Video*

It has been widely reported that Manchester City and Turkish club Ankaragucu have reached an agreement over 29-year-old Darius Vassell.

Cengiz Topel Yildirim, the Turkish club`s chairman declared: 'We aim to secure a big signing as this year is our centenary. He will visit the city and our installations. Then he will make a decision.

'I hope we can include him in our squad.'

The out-of-contract striker was completely overwhelmed in the Turkish capital by a 3,000 strong crowd of Ankaragucu fans who had turned up at the airport to see the former Manchester City man.

He was greeted by pretty girls with 'Vassell' on the back of their shirts, presented with flowers and had a dozen scarves wrapped round his neck as he was paraded through the excited crowd.



To say the ex-England player looked shocked was an understatement as the vivacious crowd chanted out his name, holding home-made banners and lighting flares.

One placard read: 'You are more than a player, we are more than a club - welcome to Ankaragucu.`

After making his way through the crowd, it was reported that around 50 buses and 250 cars of well wishers followed Vassell from the airport to hotel.

If this deal goes through, Vassell will have a lot to live up to.

Good-luck Darius, we wish you well in pastures new.




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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 2 2009

Time: 1:04PM

Your Comments

This is one of the funniest thing's I've seen! Welcome to hell, Vass! His face is an absolute picture. Christ, he looks terrified! Nice bloke Vass, good luck mate.
Johnny Baguette
Im sure he will be a big hit in Turkey, he is a hero already! He has to join them now, he could NEVER return there if he didnt!!!
eighthsin
Darus Varsel Darus Varsel! oh way oh way oh way! HAHA love the pronunciation. That tops the SSN coverage from when we signed Robinho :L btw, does anyone know if there's a place where i can see that midnight coverage from when we signed robbie???
C1TY SL1CKER
lol, classic... will tevez and eto'o receive a similar reception at COMS?
severedgein
And these fans are all stone cold sober.
Sindbad
no coz eto'o isnt going to sign and i very much doubt tevez will either.
Mike Hunt
and if you look to the right of here you will see our season hasnt got off too well..we are 12th and even birmingham and hull are above us...good job we are still above the rags though lol
Mike Hunt
Funny old thing. I see Das Daily Mail's hacks have now run the video as an article an hour or so after 8th...
Johnny Baguette
They are behind the times, but at least it shows they read Vital Man City to get their stories!
eighthsin
Hopefully its goodbye to Darius! Good luck to him.
shauny
looks like darius gonna need more than luck if he gonna sign there, the turks are bloody nuts most of the time. but fair play to him for going. good luck to ya Vass.
dopeeze
Imagine getting that worked up over a player like Vass!
fifthcolumnblue
He looks scared, perhaps he exaggerated a bit on his CV and they are expecting a goal machine.
Buzz Lightyear
 

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