Barca man to make Besiktas move and put an end to Premier League speculation?

first_imgBesiktas are closing in on the signing of one-time Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham target Ibrahim Afellay.The Premier League trio have all been linked with the Dutch schemer over the past 12 months with his career at Barcelona seemingly over.Hailed as the next star of Dutch football when he broke through at PSV as a teenager, Afellay’s trajectory has stalled badly since joining Barca in 2010.In the four years since, he has started just eight La Liga matches, with injuries, loss of form and a loan to Schalke getting in the way of his progress.Despite having a year left on his contract the 28-year-old looks set to draw a line under his Barca nightmare this summer and a move to England is a possibility.But now, according to reports in Spain, Besiktas are leading the chase to land him and hope to tempt him to Turkey before the end of the month. Ibrahim Afellay 1last_img read more