Unsurprisingly, Dom Dwyer has been seen by many as a direct replacement for Cyle Larin but when journalist Simon Veness pushed Alex Leitão on this during Dom’s unveiling, our Brazilian CEO was bullish.
Only €1.5 million?
It would appear Beşiktaş’ failed offer was around the €1.5 million mark with Turkish source Fanatik reporting this fee on Wednesday.
The Istanbul giants have won the Turkish Süper Lig for the last two consecutive seasons and would be able to offer Cyle Larin Champions League football in 2017/18 – a dream for any professional.
However, after being personally recommended to Beşiktaş’ transfer hierarchy by Larin’s Canadian international team-mate and current Black Eagles midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, their swoop has failed.
Alvaro the alternative?
While time will tell whether Beşiktaş make a second improved offer for Cyle Larin, it’s true that Şenol Güneş’ side have their eyes on another striker.
That man is Valencia’s Alvaro Negredo who is widely tipped to leave the La Liga side following a loan spell at Premier League Middlesbrough in 2016/17.
As revealed in a report by Football Espana lately, Beşiktaş’ own president Fikret Orman has admitted himself that the club are pursuing Negredo.