Turkish champions Besiktas are looking to add a winger to their squad this summer, and Sunderland’s Jeremain Lens is the latest ideal candidate.
The 29 year old impressed in Turkey last season, and his performances earned him a recall to the Dutch national team.
NtvSpor have claimed Sunderland attacker Lens is the prime target for the Black Eagles, and the club want to take him on a season long loan. It’s been reported Besiktas officials have already contacted Lens’ agent, and they’ll soon make a loan offer to Sunderland.
Newly appointed Sunderland manager Simon Grayson said after the loss to Hibernian that he only needs players who want to play for the club, which puts doubts over Lens’ future with the Championship side.
Fenerbahçe are still in the race for the Sunderland outcast, but FFP implications are making things difficult for the Turkish giants. Lens spent last season on loan with Fenerbahçe, but despite discussions, a move back to the club has still not materialised.
Fenerbahçe’s problems were with a permanent deal, and if Sunderland suddenly start negotiating for a loan, Lens’ last loan club will likely be keen again.