Gary Medel edging closer to Beşiktaş move!

Updated: August 9, 2017

Inter Milan midfielder Gary Medel is edging closer and closer to a Beşiktaş move according to widespread reports in Italy and Turkey.

Beşiktaş see Gary Medel as a potential option in the centre of defence and as an alternative to Atiba Hutchinson in midfield, the 29-year old pittbull has made over 100 appearances for Inter Milan over the past 3 years but is one of the players that the Nerazzuri will allow to leave this Summer due to him taking up a precious non-EU spot in their squad.

According to Haber1903 Beşiktaş are willing to pay €2m for the Chile international, Beşiktaş represenatives have travelled to Italy tonight to finalize a deal according to TRT reporter Firat Günayer.

Gary Medel started his career in Chile with Universidad de Chile before moving to Boca Juniors in Argentina, from Boca he made the move to Europa where he first played for Sevilla in Spain, together with that other Beşiktaş Summer signing: Álvaro Negredo.

From Sevilla he moved to Cardiff City for a €13m transfer fee, before eventually joining Inter Milan 3 years ago on a free. Medel has been capped more than 100 times for his nation Chile, with whom he won back-to-back Copa América’s, beating Leo Messi’s Argentina in the final twice.

Medel has been previously linked with Beşiktaş during several transfer windows and was also strongly linked with a move to Trabzonspor earlier t his summer, but they ended up signing AC Milan’s Juraj Kucka instead.

Beşiktaş are believed to see Medel as a temporary option as a central defender until Domagoj Vida becomes a free agent in January, should Beşiktaş then proceed to sign the Croatian international on a permanent basis, Medel could move to midfield on the long term which is his natural position.

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Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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