Tolgay Arslan joined Besiktas despite Trabzonspor offering higher wages says Orman [divider]
Beşiktaş released a statement on their official website confirming that talks with HSV Hamburg midfielder Tolgay Arslan are underway.
The statement read: “Talks between Beşiktaş and Hamburg over the transfer of Tolgay Arslan are underway.”
Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman revealed that Arslan had agreed terms with the Black Eagles despite Trabzonspor offering higher wages.
“These are young, impressionable guys, confusing them with ludicrous salaries just to look good to your fans is wrong, Trabzonspor offered him €2 million per-season and that is without the bonuses but he chose to join us despite a lower offer,” Orman told BJK TV.
Arslan was on the verge of joining Trabzonspor however, the Hamburg midfielder accepted a last minute offer from Beşiktaş.
The Germany and Turkey U20 international moved to Hamburg from Dortmund in 2009 on a free transfer.
Arslan has two assists in 15 appearances in all competitions for HSV this season.
The Hamburg midfielder was born in Germany but can play with a domestic status in the Süper Lig due to being of Turkish heritage.
The 24-year-old can represent either Turkey or his country of birth at international level but has vowed to play for the Crescent-Stars.