Serious German interest for Atinç Nukan

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Updated: June 23, 2015

There is some serious interest from Germany for Atinç Nukan and according to Haber1903 there has even been a formal offer for the player.

HABER1903 claim that 2. Bundesliga team Redbull Leipzig have made a € 6 million offer for the services of the 1.96 tall 21-year old central defender who came up through the Beşiktaş youth ranks.

Atinç Nukan has been knocking on the door of the first team for several years now, ever since he was 17 he has been included in the summer training camps but it wasn’t untill this past season under Slaven Bilic that the youngster finally got his real breakthrough in the first team. Making his debut in UEFA Europa League against Tottenham Hotspur on the 11th of December 2014.

Atinç made his Süper Lig debut all the way back in the 2009/2010 season but had only featured in 3 Süper Lig games up till this season. He played in 9 Süper Lig games this season, all 7 cup games and one European game. He also scored his first every goal for the Beşiktaş senior squad this season a 1-4 away win against Adana Demirspor in the Turkish cup group stages.

Beşiktaş have accepted the € 6 million offer from RB Leipzig and the club officials have passed the offer on to Atinç Nukan, the final decision will rest with the player. The only obstacle is that Leipzig play in the German second division, but with the backing of Redbull they are likely to have an interesting project which could lure the youngster away from Istanbul.

Borussia Mönchengladbach, who play in the top tier of German football, are also rumored to be interested in the services of Nukan.

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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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