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Negredo leaves Besiktas, set for Al-Nasr

The Spanish striker has left Istanbul today and is on the verge of signing for Al-Nasr.

Besiktas striker Alvaro Negredo has left Besiktas after reaching an agreement with UAE outfit Al-Nasr.

He has travelled to Dubai where he is expected to pass a medical exam before signing with the club for an undisclosed fee.

The 33-year-old was spotted in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and was asked by a reporter on the situation surrounding him after Besiktas had denied there was an agreement in place the day before.

The Spaniard preparing to leave Istanbul.

“Thank you to all. The situation is complicated for the club, for me. This decision is better for all. I love Besiktas, I love the city, the club. But football is…this moment is complicated.”

“I will miss Besiktas. The country is very beautiful. My family and I are very happy here. But like I said, in football, one day you’re here, one day in another country.”

“Senol is a good manager. He is a good person. There was never a problem with the coach. The problem is economical with the club. This situation is difficult for all, for the club, for me. For the moment, it’s not good,” he explained before leaving.

The former Spain international was on a €4.3 million-per-year deal which has become difficult for Besiktas to manage after the weakened Turkish Lira.

The transfer comes after much speculation surrounding his future throughout the summer. He was linked with the Arab club last week and now all that’s left is for the player to sign on the dotted line with his new club.


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