The search for a central defender continues

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Updated: June 4, 2016

In before the start of the new season, the champions Beşiktaş are trying to sign at least 4 players to strengthen their sides. First of all, the board and technical crew want to add a new central defender to the side, because it has been seen the weakest spot of the team.

To this day, Martin Skrtel, Nicolas N’Koulou, Kamil Glik, Christian Zapata and Serdar Aziz have been approached for a transfer.

However, Skrtel’s high demands from the club made his transfer very unlikely and Zapata’s own choice of wanting to stay in Italy made Beşiktaş’ board take a step back from him. The board is currently in talks with Torino about the transfer fee of Kamil Glik, who they think is worth more than Beşiktaş are willing to pay. Offers have been made for Serdar Aziz, but Bursaspor are demanding 8 million euros for him. This made the club reconsider their interest for the player.

For the last few days, Beşiktaş have been in an ongoing negotiation with Nicolas N’Koulou, whose contract expired 4 days ago at Marseille. However, the player demands a very high signing fee, which now is the main obstacle for this transfer. If the negotiations go well and they can compromize with the player and his agent, then the player is expected to sign a 4-year contract at Beşiktaş.

Source: Ntvspor

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