Newcastle star set to turn down new contract deal to join newly promoted Turkish club, talks reach advanced stage
Newcastle United winger Yoan Gouffran looks like he is set to sign with Turkish Super Lig newcomers Goztepe.
A source close to the Izmir based club told Turkish-Football that talks have reached an advanced stage.
Negotiations have been ongoing for the past few days and Goztepe are confident they will strike an agreement with the French star.
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The 31-year-old’s contract with Newcastle expired at the end of last month.
Gouffran has been offered a new deal according to the Chronicle but is set to turn it down in favour of a move to Turkey.
The experienced winger scored seven times and provided five assists in all competitions for the Magpies last season.
Goztepe are back in the Super Lig after years in the wilderness.
Founded in 1925, the newly promoted clubs are one of the oldest and most well supported clubs in Turkey.
Goztepe have powerful backers and are owned by Turkish oil tycoon Mehmet Sepil.