Because he's definitely not at the Reebok. It turns out that our poor Turkish delight (yes, I will continue calling him that) is still in Dusseldorf attempting to work out his permit. I originally read that the paperwork would go through Tuesday, but it now appears that Tuncay just had his appointment on Tuesday and that "it is normally a four or five day turnaround with the embassy". This is rather frustrating news for all concerned, and I know that I'm not the only one who was looking forward to seeing his debut against Manchester City.
Coyle said on the matter:
"Everything is clear with the FA and we are just waiting for the work permit... If he gets his work permit then he is fit and available to be a part of the squad. If not then unfortunately he will miss out and we will have to wait until next week. Hopefully it will be sorted out today. We just have to be patient."
I am very bad at being patient, especially considering our relative inactivity in the transfer market. Tuncay himself has said "I cannot wait to get started." Well dear, you will have to wait a little bit longer it seems. I'm sure that when things do go through, he will tweet about it, so go follow him. And while you're at it, give us a follow too!