Beşiktaş sell Marcelo to Lyon! Negotiations have been announced…

Updated: July 12, 2017

Beşiktaş have sold off their 30-year old Brazilian centre-back Marcelo Guedes to French side Olympique Lyonnais for a reported fee of €7,5m as per Haber1903.

The reputable Beşiktaş source broke the news earlier today and it was shortly followed by the club’s official “negotiations have begun” announcement, which bar a failed medical, indicate that the deal is complete and only remains to be signed.

The reported transfer fee fluctuates between €7m and €8,5m, with most sources such as NTV Spor and beIN Sports reporting €8,5m, but Haber1903 are talking about a €7,5m fee. Haber1903 have a great track record and their fee is likely the most accurate one, however bonusses may still add on to the base fee. We’ll know once Beşiktaş make their final announcement which will include the financial details of the deal.

Marcelo has travelled to France today to undergo his medical. Official statement by the club can be seen below:

Marcelo Guedes’in Transferi Konusunda Görüşmelere Başlandı

Beşiktaş Futbol Yatırımları Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.’den Kamuyu Aydınlatma Platformu’na gönderilen açıklama şöyledir:

“Marcelo Antonio Guedes Filho’nun transferi konusunda Olympique Lyonnais kulübü ile görüşmelere başlanmıştır.”


Beşiktaş are expected to use the majority of the transfer fee toward a new striker. While they’re also expected to bring in a new central defender, most likely on loan. Rumoured names are Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) and Kurt Zouma (Chelsea), while Domagoj Vida (Dynamo Kyiv) also remains on the radar.

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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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