USA International Tyler Boyd Set to Earn €1.2m Per-Season at Besiktas

USA international Tyler Boyd agreed to a four-year contract with Besiktas on Monday.

beIN Sport Turkey journalist Gurler Akgun revealed that Boyd will earn €1.2 million per-season from the deal.

Additionally, Besiktas will pay Vitoria Guimares €2.4m for the transfer.

The Black Eagles have yet to officially disclose the financial figures of the transfer but did unveil Boyd in a signing ceremony yesterday confirming the transfer.

Boyd was pictured alongside recently appointed Besiktas sporting director Ali Naibi.

Source: Besiktas

Boyd becomes the first USA international to join Besiktas and will become the teammate of fellow North American footballer, Canada international Atiba Hutchinson.

The 24-year-old winger is no stranger to football in Turkey having played for fellow Super Lig outfit Ankaragucu on a six-month loan from January 2019 to the end of last season.

The style of football over there really suited me, and I was able to get good game time and to produce,” Boyd told U.S. Soccer’s official website. “I loved the culture–the people are really nice as well. … In terms of learning the language, we had translators around us at all times, even at the warm-ups they’re translating. Meetings with the coach-it’s all translated-so I didn’t actually get to learn too much Turkish, but as far as going to a restaurant and ordering a few things I can do that.”

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Boyd will join the Besiktas squad for preseason training over the next few days.

The Black Eagles finished last season in 3rd place and will play Europa League football next season.

Boyd became the Black-Whites first signing of the summer. The New Zealand born US international will be playing under the stewardship of Abdullah Avci who replaced Senol Gunes as manager following the end of the 2018-19 season.