José Sosa’s situation explained, could he leave this summer?

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Updated: July 7, 2016

José Sosa’s current situation of wanting to leave the club isn’t new, there was a similar situation at the start of this past season when his wife was still pregnant of their now 7 month old twins.

There are rumours in the Turkish media that he wants an increase in pay, this was the same last year aswell. But these rumours aren’t true, Sosa cites family reasons and with the recent rise of terror attacks in Turkey his will to leave the country has only increased. Sosa is quite happy when it comes to his football, he’s not unhappy at the club, on the contrary. But the current situation in Turkey has only strengthed his and his family’s desire to leave.

There is definite interest for Sosa from his former club Estudiantes from Argentina, but whether they are capalbe of meeting Beşiktaş’ asking price is highly unlikely. Sosa still has a two year contract with the Black Eagles and has a very good season, in particular the second half of this past season. Beşiktaş will want close to 10 million euros for Sosa and that is their right.

Beşiktaş don’t want to sell Sosa but on the other hand they could really use the funds of a possible sale towards acquiring new players for their upcoming Champions League campaign. They have already started looking at alternatives for Sosa over the past month so they’re not unprepared if he manages to force a transfer this season. It’s certainly not unthinkable that he’ll leave this window, the club won’t stop him if the offer for him is good enough.

Whether the rumoured interest of AC Milan is concrete remains to be seen, they’re interested in several players for his position and Sosa may just be one of many player’s they’re looking at.

José Sosa has tonight arrived in Istanbul and will join the team tomorow for training reports Firat Günayer.

There was a report two weeks ago in France that Beşiktaş have once again enquired about Younés Belhanda, if Sosa goes I expect that he will be a top candidate.

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Kaan Bayazit

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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