Denys Boyko turns down Dynamo Kyiv

Updated: January 9, 2016

Beşiktaş’ prime goalkeeper target, Denys Boyko, has turned down a move to his former club Dynamo Kyiv according to Futbol Ukraine.

Boyko, currently playing for Dnipro Dnipropretovsk, turned down a return to the club where he started his career because he is pushing for a move abroad. The 27 year old Ukrainian has made a name for himself last season as he was named in UEFA’s Europa League team of the year after leading his Dnipro to the finals of last season’s Europa League.

Beşiktaş have had a long standing interest in Boyko, dating back to this past summer, but their push for the 1.97m tall tree of a man has intensified this January transfer window. While they have reached an agreement in principle with the player for a good two weeks now, Beşiktaş are yet to agree terms with his club Dnipro. The Black Eagles have made numerous attempts to sign Boyko and his teammate Douglas Silva in a package deal, but have so far been unable to match Dnipro’s asking price.

While this is good news for Beşiktaş, as they now have one less competitor for Boyko’s signature, they will still have to fend off La Liga side Sevilla, who’s president announced earlier this week that they were closing in on the player.

With Steve Mandanda’s decision of staying put at Marseille and Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to let go of David Ospina, Beşiktaş may increase their previous offer for Boyko. They shouldn’t wait too long though as Sevilla will surely be looking to reunite him with his former Dnipro teammate Yevhen Konoplyanka as soon as possible. If Beşiktaş are serious about getting Denys Boyko, they will likely need to make a bid in the region of four to five million euros. And if they don’t step up their offer soon, they’ll surely miss out on a terrific goalkeeper.

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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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