Mohamed Elneny hinted that he won’t be returning to Besiktas next season with a farewell post this week, but he is drawing interest from Turkey.
Simon Collings of the Evening Standard reports that there’s plenty of interest in Mohamed Elneny from Turkey after his positive season with Besiktas. Goal claim Fenerbahce, Galatasary and Trabzonspor are all in the mix. For the time being, he’s returning to Arsenal for pre-season.
It doesn’t seem like the midfielder is planning on another loan or permanent move to Besiktas, however.
Elneny posted on Twitter that Wednesday was his ‘last day in Istanbul’. He said he’ll ‘always be grateful’ to the fans, and to his teammates for ‘a memorable season with a superb ending’. But it certainly doesn’t come across as if he expects to be back with the club in a month or so.
There were some issues during the loan spell, particularly involving a pay dispute between Elneny and the club. The Besiktas president still sounded hopeful about the possibility of a return for the 28-year-old in July, though.
Elneny still has a couple of years left on his Arsenal contract as things stand. But there’s little to suggest he’s in Mikel Arteta’s long-term plans. The Gunners will hope for a decent proposal from a Turkish club in the near future.