Galatasaray transfer list star who missed match through illness but went on holiday

Galatasaray defender Serdar Aziz was pictured on holiday in the Maldives a day after he missed his side's final game of 2018 with what he claimed was an upset stomach.

The Turkey international's wife shared an image on her Instagram stories page from the tropical island which featured her husband, who was ruled out of Galatasaray's 4-2 win over Sivasspor.

Aziz's trip to the Maldives sparked outrage among Galatasaray fans, who were disappointed to see the defender miss an important league game through injury but well enough to go on holiday.

Sources told ESPN FC that Galatasaray have transfer listed Aziz following the recent set of events, and Aziz's agent has said his client has been asked to find a new club.

Galatasaray denied rumours that Aziz has had his contract terminated.

Aziz said that he suffered food poisoning and he went on holiday as it had already been booked.

The 28-year-old has been inconsistent this season with Galatasaray struggling defensively in the league and in Europe.

Galatasaray are fifth in the league table, six points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Super Lig is on a month long winter break, with league action resuming on Jan. 20.