Hammers bid for Besiktas midfielder

berkThe Hammers have made a €7 million bid for Besiktas’ midfielder Tolgay Arslan according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

Arslan joined Beşiktaş from HSV in January for just €500,000. The 24-year-old  found fame when he scored against Liverpool in the Europa League Round of 32 clash. The newspaper report claims that the midfielder has also attracted attention from Italy and Germany. Slaven Bilic is said to be a fan of the Germany U21 international following his time as manager of Besiktas.

Tolgay has three years remaining on his contract  and has made 16 Turkish Super Lig appearances since joining Besiktas.


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10 comments on “Hammers bid for Besiktas midfielder

  1. Are we going to play a 2-7-1?

  2. Sorry Sean didn’t mean to steal your thunder mentioning it on the last story lol
    Having consulted my top Besiktas supporting kebab man I can confirm it would be a good signing.
    Stats wise he does a mean shish and kofte,generous with sauce and salad and always happy and friendly. I’m afraid I don’t know anything about Arslan though.

  3. So many articles coming out at once.How can we fulfill our EU comment quota requirements,lol,as Sting says Were Doomed 😉

  4. We have to deliberately miss the quota otherwise the EU quota subsidy is counted as st@te @id lol

  5. Looks good cover for Payet or play them both,
    The price is cheap if we got him for that,Slav must know him and rate him

  6. Paid €500,000 in January, sell €7 m in June?? Thats got to be wrong… would any player’s worth go up that much in six months & after just 16 games? Only an U21 player aswell

  7. It’s whether Slav rates him that highly that matters and I assume it was Slav who signed him for the half mill

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