Michael Stewart warns Kenny Miller Bursaspor move can turn sour

21 January 2011 01:19
Michael Stewart has warned Kenny Miller that his stunning £50,000-a-week move to Turkey could still turn out to be fool's gold.

The Rangers and Scotland striker was mobbed by fans in Bursa on Thursday as he arrived to seal his lucrative contract with champions Bursaspor, after the Ibrox club finally concluded a deal of £400,000 plus add-on payments for the SPL's top scorer.

East meets west: coach Ertugrul Saglam welcomes Miller to Bursaspor on Thursday

Former Hearts skipper Stewart, meanwhile, issued Miller with a stark warning when he revealed he is claiming £1million from Genclerbirligi and taking his case to FIFA - after his former Turkish employers stopped paying his wages because he was injured.

'I've had to seek redress from FIFA after what happened,' said an angry Stewart. 'I will have to look for all the money I am due from a two-year deal because they broke my contract by stopping my wages when I was injured.

'You have to make sure you get the paperwork right. I am sure Kenny Miller's advisers and agents will be looking to do that with Bursaspor.

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'I am confident that, ultimately, the one I signed with Genclerbirligi will be honoured once FIFA intervene.

'From Kenny's perspective, he is going to one of the big clubs in the country and it's big money being spoken about.

'I have no doubt there may be months when he does not get paid. It's standard (practice) over there. I think he might go two or three months late at times before getting money.

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'The chances are when you go to Turkey, you'll come across one or two problems, but that's not to say you couldn't go out there and find no problems at all.'

Miller, meanwhile, was just relieved the deal had finally gone through and said: 'I'm very happy. 'I'm happy to be here and to come and play for a team who are champions.

'I have the opportunity again to win a league and get back into the Champions League.

'To win the league is the first thing on my mind here. Hopefully I can play a part, get in the team and play a role in helping the team win the league.

'To be the champions is the important thing and to win the title back and retain it would be great.

'My message to the supporters is that I will be giving my all. 'I will work very, very hard for this team - hopefully to make them very, very successful.

'That's what I have always done throughout my career. I have always given everything for the jersey.'

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