Mohamed Elneny is happy with Besiktas and willing to take a wage cut to stay, with manager Sergen Yalcin also keen to keep him.

Mohamed Elneny at Besiktas
Mohamed Elneny at Besiktas

Turkish newspaper Posta (via Sport Witness) report that Elneny is enjoying life in Istanbul, and would take a wage cut to stay with Besiktas next season. He plans to speak with the Arsenal board to try and make the transfer happen.

His current coach Sergen Yalcin is very happy with the Arsenal loanee’s performances as well. He believes the midfielder will play an even bigger part next season if he stays and a comparison of the best betting sites can help you make a decision on which bookmaker to trust in 2020 when the Turkish league returns.

As a result, Besiktas plan to open talks with Arsenal soon. One option on the table is for the Gunners to agree to pay part of Elneny’s wages. Obviously, it would be better if they convinced him to take a pay cut instead.

The 27-year-old’s agent, Alan Nazmy, recently told the media there are plenty of offers for his client around Europe. However, he added that Elneny may also extend his loan deal or join Besiktas permanently. At the moment, all options are on the table.

“Ahead of the current coronavirus crisis, Besiktas were eying keeping the services of Elneny, but there were no official steps as it was too early,” Nazmy said (via Ahram). “The coronavirus pandemic stopped everything and made the future unclear.

“There are many clubs interested in Elneny and Besiktas also want to keep him. He may extend the loan deal or join Besiktas permanently. He could return to Arsenal or join a new club. Anything is possible.

“Elneny is a very successful player in his European career and he has offers from top-flight clubs in Germany, Spain and England.”

The good news is that it seems like Arsenal, Elneny and Besiktas would all be willing to make a transfer happen. That should hopefully help them find some kind of compromise.

Fanatik report that Mikel Arteta isn’t considering Mohamed Elneny for next season. Arsenal are reportedly only planning to reintegrate the loan players Arteta specifically requests, and Elneny isn’t one of them.

Elneny made 28 appearances for Besiktas before the pandemic. They had an awful  Europa League campaign, but did make it up to fifth in the league with eight games left.

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