Besiktas president travels to Liverpool to complete Lucas deal

Lucas Leiva

Besiktas’ President Fikret Orman has traveled to Liverpool as he looks to complete the transfer of Lucas Leiva according to NTV Spor.

The report stats that Orman will attend a meeting with the Red’s with the view to loan Lucas on a year long deal with an option to sign the Brazilian at the end of the season.

Turkish football agent Ahmet Bulut – who also represents Arda Turan – recently stated that Lucas was keen on a move to Besiktas.

“The player is keen on a move to Turkey, in my opinion the move is close to completion,” Bulut told Radyospor.

The Black Eagles are in need of a central midfielder following long-term injuries to Veli Kavlak and Tolgay Arslan.

Juventus and Inter Milan are both interested in signing the out-of-favour defensive midfielder according to Eurosport.

The Brazilian international made 32 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

Besiktas won their opening game of the season 5-2 against Mersin and are currently coached by former Turkish national team manager Senol Gunes who guided the Crescent-Stars to third in the World Cup.

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