Ersan Gülüm set for lucrative Chinese adventure!

Updated: June 23, 2015

Beşiktaş defender Ersan Adem Gülüm has received an attractive offer from China and is set to move to Shanghai on a permanent basis.

The Black Eagles had received a € 3,5 million offer from Shanhai Shenhua last week for the services of their 28-year old central defender. But Beşiktaş declined the initial offer and asked for € 5 million, the Chinese club has now come back with an improved € 4,5 million offer.

Talks have also begun with the player, Ersan has asked for a 3-year contract. Shanghai have offered him a 2+1 year contract with an annual wage of € 2,5 million. Ersan is currently on a € 1,4 million deal with Beşiktaş.

According to Haber1903 club officials of both clubs will have a final meeting tomorow to discuss the final details of the transfer. Possible the transfer fee will be increased to € 5 million and a payment plan will also be set up.

So Ersan Gülüm is most probably off to China and Beşiktaş look to make a nice amount of change on his transfer. Ersan has been a faithful servant to the club, taking a major paycut during the 2012-2013 FEDA season in order to remain at the club and help out financially. This loyalty was rewarded six months ago when Ersan received a new four year deal with improved financial conditions.

Note: Ersan’s Australian passport makes him a very interesting option for Asian clubs who qualified for the Asian version of the Champions League. The Asian Champions League only allows 4 non-Asian players on the team rosters. Ersan’s Australian passpor will make him count as an ‘Asian player’, due to the fact that Australia is part of the Asian football association. This makes him a very interesting option for Asian clubs looking to get some european level quality defenders in their ranks without actually giving up one of their four ‘non Asian’ spots on their roster.

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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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