On Tuesday, Beşiktaş president Ahmet Nur Çebi confirmed his side have an interest in signing Wout Weghorst, and the deal to take the Burnley player should be concluded in the next few days.
Çebi made these claims to Turkish newspaper Sabah, who also explained the striker is set to arrive in Istanbul today to carry out his medical tests before completing the move.
The Süper Lig side are now ‘counting the hours’ to sign the 29-year-old on a loan deal after taking decisive steps.
That’s according to Yeni Şafak, who explain the Black Eagles have sorted out personal terms with the Netherlands international and also met Burnley’s demands of including a purchase option.
Yeni Şafak doesn’t provide the details of the fee. They add only the ‘official signature’ is missing for the former Wolfsburg man’s move to be formalised, and that will be done once he arrives in Istanbul today.
Another Turkish outlet, Hürriyet, states the Burnley frontman agreed to join Beşiktaş because he failed to receive any concrete offers from elsewhere.
This, plus the efforts made by the Beşiktaş management and their manager, Valérien Ismaël, convinced Weghorst to say ‘OK’ to them.
As per the report, Burnley initially tried to obtain a loan fee from the Turkish club, but were finally convinced to let him join Beşiktaş for free.