Report: Besiktas chief travelling to England to meet Southampton over transfer of versatile Super Eagles star

Besiktas Sports Director Travels to England to Discuss Joe Aribo Transfer

Former Turkish champions Besiktas are reportedly interested in signing Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo from Southampton. According to Soccernet, Besiktas’ Sports Director Ceyhun Kazanci has traveled to England to meet with Southampton officials and discuss a potential deal.

Aribo joined Southampton from Rangers last summer with high expectations. However, his time at the club was marred by a disappointing season, which saw Southampton finish at the bottom of the Premier League table. Despite showing promise initially, Aribo struggled to make a significant impact and found himself on the sidelines under coach Ruben Selles.

With Southampton’s relegation, it has been widely speculated that Aribo could be on his way out of the club. Besiktas, one of the biggest clubs in the Super Lig, are keen on adding firepower to their midfield and have been linked with the Nigerian international.

According to Saints Extra, Besiktas’ Sports Director Kazanci is in Southampton to negotiate a deal for Aribo. The midfielder’s market value is estimated at €11 million, as per Transfermarkt. However, Besiktas has never spent more than €8 million on a player, so they may consider a loan deal instead.

Aribo’s potential move to Besiktas could provide him with a fresh start and an opportunity to rediscover his form. The Turkish club has a rich history and a passionate fan base, which could provide the perfect environment for Aribo to thrive.

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It remains to be seen whether Southampton will be willing to part ways with Aribo and whether Besiktas can meet their demands. Nevertheless, with Kazanci’s visit to England, it seems that negotiations are underway, and a deal could be on the horizon.

As the transfer window heats up, football fans will be eagerly awaiting updates on Joe Aribo’s future and whether he will be plying his trade in Turkey next season.

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