Beşiktaş close in on Dnipro goalkeeper Denys Boyko

Updated: December 21, 2015

With Tolga Zengin being again (partly) responsible for the European elimination of Beşiktaş this season with two huge errors in the game against Sporting, the board of the Black Eagles are now searching for a new goalkeeper to transfer in the upcoming window in the highest gear. SporX is reporting that Besiktas are about to finalize the transfer of Dnipro goalkeeper Denys Boyko.

Beşiktaş have been linked with numerous goalkeepers so far, including Arsenal’s Colombian International David Ospina and several Brazilian keepers, but Arsenal reportedly want a steep transfer fee of € 9 million for Ospina and apparently head coach Şenol Güneş prefers a European based player, saying “I need a goalkeeper that is familiar with European football and who only needs a short time to adjust himself”.

Beşiktaş already made an offer for both Dnipro players Boyko and central defender Douglas Silva. But Dnipro found the offer, which has been reported around € 6 million, to be insufficient and demanded around € 10,5 million to transfer both players. It is reported that Beşiktaş have now made a new offer for ‘King Kong’ Boyko and that the board of the Black Eagles wants to finish his transfer as soon as possible in the upcoming transfer window.

Denys Boyko is 197cm tall and is turning 28 in January, he has only 1,5 years remaining on his contract with Dnipro Dnipropretovsk and together with defender Douglas Silva was named in UEFA’s Europa League team of the season last year after reching the finals of the tournament, losing to Sevilla.


Yusuf Paklaci

Editor at Beşiktaş International
Living in the province of Utrecht, The Netherlands, where I was born and raised. Student Fiscal Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Have been a Beşiktaş fan for many years. Editor at Beşiktaş International since 2015.
Yusuf Paklaci