According to recent developments, Turkish side Besiktas are planning a summer move for Arsenal winger Joel Campbell.
Turkish news outlet Fotospor have claimed that the Costa Rican winger, who created an assist during their 2-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week, has attracted interest across Europe despite an unsuccessful loan spell at Portuguese side Sporting last season.
Campbell has failed to regain a place in Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans and it’s increasingly likely that he’ll be sold this summer, especially with the Gunners keen to trim their senior squad of players.
Besiktas club president, Fikret Forest, reportedly flew into London on Wednesday to formally enquire about the possibility of moves for his shortlisted transfer targets.
The side are keen to strengthen with a number of Premier League players linked with moves to Turkey.
Besiktas won the Turkish Super League last season as four points separated themselves and second-placed Basaksehir, confirming a UEFA Champions League group stage place ahead of the new campaign.
West Ham’s Enner Valencia as well as Watford forward, Obbi Oulare, and Manchester City centre-back, Eliaquim Mangala, are all high on Besiktas’ shortlist of players to sign this summer.
We previously reported the news that Besiktas were potentially prepared for a tug-of-war with Galatasaray for Campbell’s signature, and given the option, it’s likely he’d accept Besiktas’ offer as they can guarantee him Champions League football next season.
This recent report hasn’t quoted a transfer fee, though they’ll be keen to sign him in a cut-price deal, especially with only a year left on his existing contract in north London.