Loris Karius arrives in İstanbul and passes Beşiktaş medical

Updated: August 26, 2018

Now former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius arrived in Istanbul yesterday evening and was welcomed by hundreds of Beşiktaş fans at the Atatürk airport.

This morning the 25-year old German successfully underwent his Beşiktaş medical examination at the Acibadem sports complex. Liverpool have since issued an official statement confirming the goalkeeper’s two-year loan move to Beşiktaş.

Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp made the following comments on the transfer in his post-match interview last night: “We said goodbye yesterday. It’s good for him, Loris is a fantastic goalkeeper, at a very good age. He has a good chance to win the league in Turkey, and now they have a really good keeper, so all good.”

Loris Karius will be in attendance tonight for the Beşiktaş vs Antalyaspor match at Vodafone Park at 20:45 CET. Utku Yuvakuran will be in goal as Tolga Zengin has picked up an injury and was not included in the matchday squad.

Currently there are no official financial numbers disclosed, we will report these as soon as they become available. For now, the rumoured conditions are as follows: Beşiktaş will pay Liverpool a total of €2,5m for a two-year loan. In addition if Karius plays in 50% of all matches and Beşiktaş qualify for Europe the move will automatically become permanent for an additional €8m (obligation). Liverpool will also receive a 20% cut on any future transfer. (Liverpool Echo)



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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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