Atiba Hutchinson’s contract extention back on the agenda!

Updated: March 1, 2015

After extending Veli Kavlak, Mustafa Pektemek, Cenk Gönen, Ersan Gülüm and Atinç Nukan’s contracts the Beşiktaş board are planning on sitting down once again with Atiba Hutchinson’s manager over a prolonged stay at the club.

Atiba signed for the Black Eagles in the summer of 2013 on a 2-year deal per the request of coach Slaven Bilic. Since arriving at the club, Hutchinson has suprised friend and foe by his solid performances. In particular this season his strong performances in Europe against the likes of Feyenoord, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have jumped out.

His impressive performances this year were rewarded by winning the Canadian men’s soccer player of the year award at the end of 2014. If you wish to learn more on this, please click here.

Atiba Hutchinson turned 32-years old earlier last month and that is one of the reasons for the extended duration of the contract talks, with Atiba’s contract expiring at the end of the season he is currently free to talk with any other club if he so wishes. However, Beşiktaş coach Slaven Bilic has insisted that the club make a serious effort to keep the Canadian international at the club for atleast another year.

According to SPORX, Atiba’s maanger has requested a contract of 2 years with an optional extention for another season and an annual wage of €1,5 million in guaranteed wages.

Beşiktaş are reportedly looking at offering the midfield stalwart a contract for one year with an optional contract extention for one additional season at a €1,4 million guaranteed annual wage.

If these rumors are true it seems quite likely that Atiba Hutchinson will be staying at the club for atleast another year, as the two parties don’t seem to be too far appart in offer and demand.


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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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