Super Eagles hopeful, Chuba Akpom’s move to Besiktas is shaky as the Turkish giants are yet to thrash out terms with the EFL Championship club, Middlesbrough over his signing this summer.
The Black Eagles have turned their attention to the former England youth international following the injury sustained by one of the strikers on their wanted list, Luuk de Jong, while ex-Chelsea star, Diego Costa’s wage demands are proving to be a stumbling block to a proposed move.
However, Middlesbrough’s manager, Neil Warnock has revealed that he will sanction the transfer of Akpom to Besiktas but on one condition, if it’s a loan move.
Despite the arrival of Uche Ikpeazu, Warnock feels that he does not have enough experienced strikers on his roster, hence his decision to allow the Nigerian to move to the Istanbul side only on a loan deal.
Beskitas have been following the Arsenal academy product for some time and attempted to sign him on a permanent deal last summer but were unsuccessful.
Akpom played the second half of Boro’s first pre-season friendly on July 14, a 3-0 win over non-leaguers, Bishop Auckland.
In 39 outings for Middlesbrough last season, the 25-year-old star found the net five times and assisted two others.