Report: Galatasaray move ahead of Besiktas in race for Leicester ace Ghezzal

Galatasaray are more likely to sign Leicester City ace Rachid Ghezzal than Besiktas, according to Fotomac.

The publication is claiming that the Lions have made ‘serious progress’ in the race to complete a deal.

Ghezzal’s management company, World in Motion, were allegedly offered 8% of the player. His advisor, Andülkadir was offered 2% and his close friend Anwar Faddouli, 1%.

Should a transfer take place, the management company will reportedly be paid €960k (£821k), Abdülrezzak Ghezzal will get €260k (£222k) and Faddouli €120k (£103k). Meanwhile, Besiktas offered to pay just €480k (£421k) to World in Motion.

The Turk spent last season on loan with the Eagles, proving one of their standout players in their title win. Ghezzal scored eight goals and registered 17 assists in the Turkish Super Lig.

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Recent reports claimed Besiktas were close to signing the attacker with just the fee proving a stumbling block.

Former Leicester boss Claude Puel once labelled him a ‘very interesting’ player.

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Ghezzal prioritising money over trophies

Ghezzal seems to be prioritising money over trophies amid news over a move to Galatasaray.

Financial gain can be the only explanation for joining the Istanbul giants over last year’s league winners.

The attacker enjoyed a brilliant campaign with Besiktas last season, helping them lift the league title. It has helped the side qualify for Champions League automatically.

Meanwhile, Galatasaray will need a miracle to make an appearance after enduring a 5-1 first-leg loss to PSV.

When you reach the wrong side of 30, you need to be ambitious as a player. Playing among Europe’s elite needs to be the motivation for the ace, especially after his year of quality last term.

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