Besiktas are happy with former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius and have no plans on terminating his loan deal.
Rumours suggested a few weeks back that the Turkish giants were not happy with Karius’s early season form, but these have been cleared up by club president Fikret Orman.
“Karius is an excellent keeper, God willing we will sign him on a permanent transfer,” he told Turkish outlet Harberle, translated by Sky Sports.
“These stories are complete nonsense.
“Give Karius some time is all I’m saying. Karius has a lot of work to do but give him time.”
Well that settles that, then.
Karius has made a few mistakes for Besiktas, but nothing quite as unforgivable as his errors in the Champions League Final.
We obviously hope he does well and fulfils his potential in Istanbul. It was a brave move in the first place considering the potential toxicity of Besiktas’s support, so fair play to Karius for backing himself.
His future fee is already set at around £10m, so we imagine that’ll go through barring any serious complications from now until the loan technically ends in 2020.
Thankfully, Liverpool have Alisson, who has already proven to be an elite stopper with us and somebody who’ll guard our net for many years to come.