‘Fiorentina in negotiations with Beşiktaş for Mario Gomez’

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Updated: July 14, 2015

Gianluca Di Marzio reports on his official website that Beşiktaş have reached an agreement with Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez over a 2-year contract worth € 5,5 million per season. Clubs are still negotiating a transfer fee.

Fiorentina in negotiations with Besiktas for Mario Gomez, the details:

Besiktas are closing in on Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez. The Turkish club made tentative enquiries last week about the German international and an agreement seems close. It is reported that the 30-year-old will sign a two year contract worth €5.5 million per season.

 

Source: Gianluca Di Marzio

WHO IS MARIO GOMEZ?

Mario Gomez is a former German international striker who is most famous for his time at FC Bayern Münich. He scored a total of 138 Bundesliga goals in 236 appearances. Scoring a goal once every 113 minutes. In 44 Champions League matches he scored 26 goals, finding the net once every 102 minutes.

Gomez scored a total of 249 goals in 431 matches at club level and a total of 25 goals in 60 appearances for the German national team senior squad.


 

Note: It has to be said that atleast the specifics seem unlikely, it is difficult to imagine that Beşiktaş will be offering a player € 5,5 million per season. Mario Gomez is on a € 4,25 million per season deal at Fiorentina and taxes in Italy are notably higher than they are in Turkey.

In Italy nearly 47% of a player wage goes to taxes, in Turkey it’s only 15 %. Therefore it seems extremely unlike that Beşiktaş would ever offer Gomez such a payraise given the fact that he’s been so frequently injured in the past 2,5 years.

If rumors are true and the Black Eagles have met personal terms with Gomez, I am pretty confident that it will not be for € 5,5 million per season, more around € 3,5 million per season.

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