For some months there have been reports in the Turkish media detailing Loris Karius’ struggles at Besiktas.
On a two season loan from Liverpool, with a buying option at the end of the period, the goalkeeper struggled to settle in but then things got a little better, before slipping down again.
Over the past few days, Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has spoken publicly about the footballer, questioning his current desire for the game and making it clear if he had other options he’d use them.
In Turkey it’s also been reported that Besiktas want to send Karius back to Liverpool in the summer.
Now there comes a new twist, this time from Germany.
On Tuesday evening, Bild report that Karius started legal action against Besiktas on February 20th for outstanding salary.
According to Bild, the player believes he’s owed a seven figure (in Euros) sum. The money would be due to four monthly salaries going unpaid.
The legal action requested payment within ten days, and Bild say that since this hasn’t happened, there could be action from FIFA.
There’s a suggestion this could all be behind Besiktas’ attitude towards the Liverpool owned player.