Nathaniel Clyne was linked with a move to Besiktas yesterday but a couple a glance towards a couple of his teammates could help him against that decision.
According to the Turkish news outlet Posta, the representative of Clyne have already started discussions over a free transfer in the summer.
The right-back has fallen behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and Neco Williams in the Liverpool pecking order and won’t be offered a new deal.
On the face of things, a move to Turkey might look ideal. He gets to play in a fiercely competitive league, learn a new culture and ultimately he might revive his career.
For Clyne, however, there’d be lots to lose a not a lot to gain, other than perhaps an improvement on his £70,000-a-week contract at Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge recently left Trabzonspor after a pretty average time of things, whilst Loris Karius has also struggled at Besiktas.
Those two left Anfield with the intention of getting back on track but both have arguably lowered their stock.
As a result, Clyne should think very carefully before making his next move.
Karius endured a horrendous Champions League Final in 2018, handing Real Madrid two goals on a plate during a 3-1 defeat.
He was forced to take whatever move he could get but the same shouldn’t be the case for Clyne.
Clyne enjoyed a successful time of things at Bournemouth on loan last season and lots of Premier League clubs would probably fancy him.
Several won’t make their moves until the summer though and he’d be wise to hang fire.
At 28, Clyne isn’t over the hill yet and he shouldn’t settle for the first team to show an admiring glance in his direction.
Sturridge and Karius now both face a battle to earn themselves another club.
With that in mind, the man with 14 England caps must tread carefully to avoid following suit.