By James Agberebi:
Besiktas have released an official statement denying being in talks with Nigeria international Raheem Lawal, according to turkish-football.com.
The statement read: “Reports that Besiktas are in talks with Raheem Lawal are false.”
Besiktas were reported to have made Eskisehirspor an enquiry for Lawal and entered talks with his agent according to Turkish newspaper Fotomac.
The Black Eagles are on the hunt for an alternative to Atiba Hutchinson if the Canada international fails to agree terms to a new contract.
Atiba’s contract with Besiktas runs out at the end of the season and the Istanbul based club have been unable to reach an agreement with the Canada international.
Lawal joined Eskisehirspor from Mersin Idmanyurdu in February for €1 million.
The central midfielder has two assist and two goals in all competitions for EsEs this season. H has made six international appearances for Nigeria.
Besiktas are currently first in the Süper Lig and take on Trabzonspor next at the Avni Aker stadium.