Beşiktaş close in on Dnipro duo

Updated: December 24, 2015

Yesterday it was reported by Sabah that Beşiktaş were shocked by Dnipro’s asking price of € 10 million for the pair of Denys Boyko and Douglas Silva and that the club was going to use Douglas’ new (minor) injury to lower the price to € 6 million.


Denys Boyko

Denys Boyko has notified his club via his agent that he wants to leave Ukraine in January, his agent has mentioned over the past few days that Boyko wants to sign for a club who competes for their national championship and who regularly play in Europe. At the moment the two biggest candidates for his signature seem to be Everton FC and Beşiktaş, with the Black Eagles being the best match to the profile of a club he is looking towards.

According to Turkish daily newspaper Sabah, Denys Boyko has accepted Beşiktaş‘ offer of € 1.1 million in annual wages. The Black Eagles are yet to agree terms with his club Dnipro Dnipropretovsk however.

Beşiktaş journalist Firat Günayer reports that Denys Boyko is the strongest candidate to become the new goalkeeper of Beşiktaş, with Malaga’s Guillermo Ochoa and Olympique Marseille’s Steve Mandanda as the possible alternative plans. He also mentioned several days ago that Arsenal are asking for a far too high transfer fee for David Ospina of € 9 million, Beşiktaş had enquired about a possible loan with option to buy but the Gunners have not responded to this request. However, with a possible return of Wojciech Szczesny, who is on loan at AS Roma, they may become more willing to let go of Ospina in January.

Douglas Silva Bacelar

Dnipro coach Myron Markevych has recently revealed to Ukrainian media that Douglas has “an option in Turkey” and that the Brazilian defender has told him that he wants to leave. But Dnipro’s sporting director Stetsenko has recently said that Beşiktaş will have to improve their offer if they want to sign the Brazilian.


Firat Günayer also reports that Douglas Silva is the main candidate to become the Black Eagles’ new central defender, with as his alternatives Djilobdji of Chelsea, Charles Kabore of Krasnodar and Gum of Brazilian club Fluminense. Günayer mentioned several days ago that the chance of Douglas Silva ending up at Beşiktaş is quite likely.

It is expected that club official Erdal Torunoğulları will travel abroad, after the game with Torku Konyaspor this weekend, to conclude the transfer of a goalkeeper and a central defender.


Special thanks to @FutbolUkraine on Twitter.

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Kaan Bayazit

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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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