Besiktas has established an asking price of £3.4m for Romain Saiss to be released from the club, as both Everton and Nottingham Forest compete for his signature, relays the Goodison News.
Despite receiving a substantial salary offer from Qatar, the Moroccan international desires to leave Turkey and continue his career in Europe, with a potential return to the Premier League. Nottingham Forest initiated the bidding with a £2.1m offer, which was rejected. Besiktas has now determined that £3.4m is the required amount for the experienced player to be permitted to depart.
Not long ago, Saiss played a crucial role in Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves team, and he displayed his talent during the recent World Cup in Qatar representing his national team. At the age of 33, he may have surpassed his peak, but considering the potential departures of Conor Coady and Yerry Mina, as well as the uncertain futures of Jarrad Branthwaite, Ben Godfrey, and Mason Holgate, acquiring Saiss could be a significant achievement for the club.
Saiss offers versatility, as he can contribute in midfield, a back four, or a back three, while also bringing valuable leadership and experience to a team that has lacked those qualities for some time.
They wrote: “The 33-year-old player, who has a contract with the club for one more year, said, “I want to leave the team. I expect you to facilitate me in this matter”; It was learned that the staff of Beşiktaş gave the answer, “If you want to leave, you must bring the number we have determined,”
“Upon this development, Nottingham Forest, which knocked on Beşiktaş’s door with a proposal of 2.5 million Euros during the interim transfer period, came to the table once again.
“While Kartal requested 4 million Euros from the English club, the negotiations between the two sides gained momentum. It is considered certain that the experienced player will leave the team in the summer.”