This summer it’s been well documented in Turkey that Besiktas are in the market for a central defender and the Turkish club have been linked with the likes of Stoke City’s Bruno Martins Indi and Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala.
However, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik the Black Eagles now have a new name in mind and it’s claimed agents have offered Stoke’s Kevin Wimmer to the Super Lig club.
It’s reported the 26 year old, who spent last season on loan at Hannover 96 following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship, is a target for Besiktas and the club’s board are considering making an offer for the player.
Wimmer isn’t expected to stay at Stoke and the Championship side could look to move him on to get him off their wage bill.
Fanatik say the Austrian defender is open to going out on another season long loan deal and talks between the two clubs are set to commence over the next week.
However, Fanatik report the final decision will be made by the club’s manager Abdullah Avci.
Wimmer joined Stoke City from Tottenham Hotspur for €20m in 2016, but failed to prove himself. He played 22 games for Hannover last season in the Bundesliga and is under contract with Stoke City until June 2022.