Fiorentina join the race for José Sosa’s signature

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Updated: July 27, 2016

Fiorentina joins Milan in the race for Beşiktaş midfielder José Sosa according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio.

José Ernesto Sosa could be returning to Serie A. The Argentine midfielder has been linked to Milan for the past few weeks, but at the moment the deal is far from being completed. Fiorentina has now joined the race, they made the first contacts with the midfielder’s agent  but the signals coming from the Tuscan club don’t appear to be encouraging. Sosa has given his word to Milan and he intends to keep his commitment despite the fact that he has a difficult relationship with his current club Beşiktaş.

José Sosa played a key role in Beşiktaş' championship success with 7 goals and 12 assists, making him the top assister of the 2015/16 Süper Lig season.

José Sosa played a key role in Beşiktaş’ championship success with 7 goals and 12 assists, making him the top assister of the 2015/16 Süper Lig season.

Sosa has been pushing for a move away from the Turkish champions, citing family reasons in regards to fear to terror attacks which have drastically increased over the past year. However the attacking midfielder who provided 12 assists this past season in the Süper Lig still has a two year contract with Beşiktaş.

A departure of Sosa seems inevitable at this point as he was dropped from the team last week as the squad are in Austria for their preseason training camp, Sosa was sent back to Istanbul to work on his conditioning at the club’s facilities on an individual program.

Beşiktaş are now willing to sell Sosa but insist on a 6 million euro transfer fee. The Black Eagles had paid a 3,4 million fee themselves during the summer of 2014 to his former club Metalist Kharkiv.

 

Source: Sky Italia/Gianluca Di Marzio

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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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