Besiktas Target Kerim Alici On Several Ligue 1 Clubs Radar Following Mehmet Zeki Celik Success At Lille

Source: Kerim Alici Instagram

Besiktas have been closely linked with Altinordu right-back Kerim Alici in the Turkish press.

Several reports claimed the 21-year-old had signed a pre-contract with the Black Eagles.

A source close to the player revealed to Turkish-Football that Besiktas are interested in Alici but an agreement has not yet been reached.

The Black Eagles face growing competition from France.

Several Ligue 1 sides have been closely monitoring the rise of the young right-back and have been in talks with his representatives over a summer move.

A summer move to France is looking increasingly likely for the full-back.

French sides have been scouting the top and second-tier of Turkish football for talent following the discovery of Mehmet Zeki Celik.

Lille signed Celik for a bargain €2.5m move last summer from Istanbulspor in the second division.

The 22-year-old went onto establish himself as one of the transfers of the season scoring five times and providing one assist in 30 games for the Ligue 1 runners-up.

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Alici is also a highly rated right-back and rose through the ranks of the highly acclaimed Altinordu academy who also produced the likes of Cengiz Under and Caglar Soyuncu.

The Altinordu star is one of the biggest prospects in the current side and twin brother of Baris Alici who joined Fenerbahce last summer.

The Turkey U21 international scored three times and provided six assists in 29 appearances for the TFF 1.Lig side last term and has two-years remaining on his contract.