Fan speaks about £18m Liverpool defender joining Turkish champions

Liverpool want to send centre-back Mamadou Sakho out on temporary to get the defender ‘back on track’ according to Times reporter Tony Barrett.

Besiktas could offer the 26-year-old defender a lifeline as the Black Eagles have been keeping tabs on him a source close to the club revealed to

The Guardian spoke to a Turkish fan today what he made of the prospect of Sakho joining the Turkish champions.

The fan who went by the name Orcun said: “I think Sakho going on loan to Besiktas could be quite beneficial for both parties. Besiktas desperately need a defender and I honestly think Liverpool wouldn’t miss him as badly as some Liverpool fans think. And Besiktas’ Head Coach Senol Gunes has a very solid reputation for enhancing the performance of his players.”

Gunes does indeed have an excellent record in developing talent having brought the best out of Mario Gomez, Burak Yilmaz, Galatasaray captain Selcuk Inan among countless other names.

Besiktas have been closely linked with Sakho over the past few weeks according to The Sun.

The Istanbul giants were however, unable to match the Reds £18 million asking price due to FFP constraints. The Eagles would however, be keen on a loan move.

Besiktas would be able to offer Sakho first team and Champions League group stage football this season.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has fallen out with Sakho after sending him home from the pre-season tour after falling out with the powerful defender following his injury.

Sakho reportedly turned up late for training, was late for a team flight from Liverpool to California last month and also turned up for a team meal late after missing his treatment session at the squad camp in Palo Alto.

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