Euro giants bid for Sunderland £11m star rejected after failing to meet clubs valuation

Jeremain Lens

Euro giants bid for Sunderland £11m star Jeremain Lens rejected after failing to meet clubs valuation

Championship side Sunderland have turned down an offer from Besiktas for their Dutch winger Jeremain Lens.

Lens is no stranger to the Turkish Super League. The Netherlands international spent last season on-loan at Besiktas’ rivals Fenerbahce.

According to SkySports, Sunderland have rejected a bid from Besiktas for their star winger. Per the source, Sunderland are willing to offload Lens this summer however, Besiktas’ bid fell short of their valuation.

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Lens established himself as a fan favourite at Fenerbahce. However, the Yellow Canaries have been unable to match Sunderland’s asking price as they are being monitored by UEFA for Financial Fair Play.

The 29-year-old made the move to Sunderland from Dinamo Kiev for £11m back in the summer of 2015.

Lens made 23 appearances for Sunderland in his first season but fell out of favour at the Black Cats following the departure of manager Dick Advocaat. In-fact, Lens re-joined Advocaat in Istanbul when the experienced manager was appointed as Fenerbahce boss last season.

The 29-year-old racked up an impressive 17 assists and five goals in 38 appearances for Fenerbahce.