Turkish SuperLig giants, Beşiktaş have reached an agreement to sign Bernard Mensah from Kayserispor.
The 25-year-old Ghana midfielder will join the Black and Whites on a one-year loan with the option to buy.
Besiktas are to pay €500,000 as loan fee while the purchase option after the 2020/21 season is also pegged at €4.5 million.
Mensah, who played a vital role for Kayserispor in the just-ended campaign is expected to receive €1.25 million (excluding bonuses) from Beşiktaş as a result of this transfer.
Kayserispor President Berna Gözbasi is quoted to have all but confirmed the deal on Turkish TV Saturday evening:
“Besiktas has our word. If someone comes now and pays ten million euros, it won’t do anything.”
Arch-rivals and record champions Galatasaray were also very interested in Mensah’s services. Perhaps Champions League football ultimately influenced the player’s choice of Besiktas.
This past season, Bernard Mensah played 26 competitive games for Kayserispor – scoring five goals and providing eight assists.
The loan deal worth €500,000 is expected to be announced in the coming hours.
Mensah's contract with Kayserispor will expire in June 2022.
The former Atletico Madrid star dazzled in the Turkish Super Lig last campaign with five goals and eight assists in 25 appearances for Kayserispor FK.
The deal could be made official at the beginning of the coming week.