Ersan Gülüm and Veli Kavlak to negotiate new deals

Updated: November 13, 2014

Beşiktaş officials will be sitting down with both Veli Kavlak and Ersan Gülüm in the next few days to negotiate contract extentions for both players.

Both players have expiring contracts and both joined Beşiktaş in the summer of 2011.

Ersan Gülüm spent the 2010-2011 season on loan from Adanaspor at Beşiktaş and impressed under then coach Bernard Schuster. A serious knee injury did not prevent the Black Eagles from permanently buying the Turkish international in the summer of 2011 for €2.000.000 from the second division team.

Ersan Gülüm signed a €1.200.000/year deal in 2011 but agreed to lower his wages to €750.000/year during the ‘FEDA’ season.

Veli Kavlak impressed in the UEFA Europea League during the 2010-2011 season playing for Rapid Vienna against Beşiktaş which earned him a transfer the following summer.

Veli Kavlak has been on a €400.000/year deal since signing in 2011.

Both players are expected to be offered 3-year extentions although Veli Kavlak especially has attracted interest from Bundesliga and Premier League sides.

However Veli Kavlak was quite clear about his future plans not so long ago when he said: “I want to become a legend at Beşiktaş and play here for many more years to come.”


It is expected that both players will be extending their contracts with the Black Eagles. Ersan Gülüm is known to be a Beşiktaş fan since childhood and isn’t looking likely to play hard ball, Veli also expressed his desire to stay at the club. Both men are clearly enjoying their football at the club so it seems unlikely that either one won’t extend as long as the offer is fair.

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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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