Beşiktaş turn their sights to Germany in search for a goalkeeper

Updated: December 25, 2015

Beşiktaş‘ search for a new goalkeeper continues. The goalkeepers that were linked with a Beşiktaş transfer this window so far were David Ospina, Samir Handanovic, Denys Boyko and Steve Mandanda. The newest name that is now added to that list is René Adler.

Beşiktaş have started negotiations with Adler and his club Hamburger SV one week ago and it is reported that the 29 year old German is looking positively to this transfer. HSV seems however not so interested in selling their first goalkeeper, which reduces the chance of this transfer happening. Adler has 1.5 years remaining on his contract with HSV.

Beşiktaş tried to transfer Ospina this upcoming window, but his club Arsenal wasn’t interested in selling their second goalkeeper either. The Black Eagles approached Inter for Handanovic, who has only 6 months remaining on his contract, but the Italians wouldn’t cooperate and are now expected to renew his contract.

When the Black Eagles couldn’t get their desired results with those two names, they set their sights on Denys Boyko and Steve Mandanda. Beşiktaş are reported to have agreed terms with Boyko, but are still trying to convince Dnipro to accept a lower transfer fee. Meanwhile they are continuing their negotiations with alternative Mandanda and his club Marseille. His contract is ending this summer, so the Black Eagles are trying to use that to their advantage to offer a low transfer fee. An agreement has however not been reached with both Mandanda and his club.

All in all, the three names that are most likely to be the new Beşiktaş goalkeeper are Boyko, Adler and Mandanda. Denys Boyko is looking like the number 1 candidate right now.

Source: NTV Spor



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