I've seen and heard a fair amount of wonder about whether Maurice Edu has been brought on loan to Bursaspor to play in midfield or defense. It's a bit funny for me because, regardless of what stateside fans or pundits may wish to imagine, clubs see the U.S. international as a midfielder. That only stands to reason being that he is naturally and best-utilized as a midfielder, which aside from a few injury cover moments at wingback is where he's played professionally.
As for Bursaspor, they already have skipper Ömer Erdoğan, İbrahim Öztürk and hot Turkey prospect Serdar Aziz in central defense - one of the finest stables in the Turkish League. They did need a defensive midfielder, which is why Edu has arrived.
- Greg Seltzer