Alexander Büttner’s agent hoping for concrete Beşiktaş offer

Updated: July 19, 2016

While the Turkish media have been linking names such as Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov and Barcelona’s Adriano to Beşiktaş over the past couple of weeks, as potential candidates to strengthen the left-back position. While Dutch media have been insisting that a deal betweeen Alexander Büttner and the Black Eagles isn’t far off.

The former Manchester United man spent the past six months on loan at RSC Anderlecht from Dinamo Moscow where he scored once in fourteen appearances.

His agent, Aleksandar Bursac, told Voetbal International, “I expect them to come with an offer within the next few days, right now Beşiktaş have shown the most concrete interest.”

Earlier this window it seemed as if Fenerbahçe were close on signing Büttner, while Galatasaray have also been rumoured to be in the market for him. Bursac: “Fenerbahçe have since signed another left-back, so they’ve dropped out of the race. Galatasaray are still in the market for a left-back and I know they’re following Alexander’s situation closely. However, at this point their interest has yet to materialize but things can go quickly.”

The current instability in Turkey isn’t a reason for Büttner the pass up on a move to Turkey, “There’s threat everywhere, anything can happen at any place at any time right now. So we’re not going to reject a club purely based on that. If there is an offer, we’ll always look at it first. In Turkey there’s always a bit more going on than in the Netherlands, but there is also talk of danger during the four days marches in Nijmegen.”

The 27 year old Büttner, who played for both Ajax and Vitesse in the Netherlands, has showcased himself over the past few months in Anderlecht, “There is a lot more interest now then there was back in January”, concludes Bursac. “Players underestimate the importance of playing time. Even international who haven’t played for a long period of time sometimes struggle to find a new club. As far as Büttner is concerned, I expect more clarity this week.”


Source: Voetbal International

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Kaan Bayazit

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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