Beşiktaş reach agreement with Fiorentina over Gomez sale

Updated: July 26, 2015

Beşiktaş have reportedly reached an agreement with Fiorentina over the sale of their German Torgetter Mario Gomez.

The German international would sign a two year deal, earning € 3,5 million per season, most likely with an optional extention for a third year.

Beşiktaş reportedly agreed to pay Fiorentina a transfer fee of € 8 million, which is a discount on the original asking price of € 10 million according to Sport Mediaset.

Gianluca Di Marzio reported a few days ago that Gomez would join Beşiktaş either on monday or on tuesday, if Spor Mediaset’s report is correct then this could very well be true.

Alfredo Pedullà, another well respected Italian journalist, confirmed yesterday that Beşiktaş would finalize the Mario Gomez deal “next week”. So he wasn’t as specific as Di Marzio but  still confident that the deal would be concluded this coming week.

Earlier reports suggested an annual wage of around € 5 million, but the € 3,5 million which has been widely reported in Italy today seems a lot more realistic. Beşiktaş paying a high transfer fee also indicates that Fiorentina and Gomez have finally resolved their financial issues.

Fiorentina still owe(d) Gomez around € 2,5 million in back wages, but if the Italians have now covered that debt with their player then a higher transfer fee makes a lot more sense, at the same time so does a lower annual wage.

Mario Gomez had a less than successful spell at Fiorentina, scoring only 14 goals for the Viola in two seasons, mainly due to injury issues. Fiorentina are now looking to free up finances and with Gomez being one of their absolute top earners they are willing to sell him.

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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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