Frei joins Besiktas

Turkey winger Kerim Frei has completed his move from Fulham to Besiktas in a bid to get regular first-team football.

Last Updated: 06/09/13 at 20:14 Post Comment

Kerim Frei: Leaves Craven Cottage

Kerim Frei: Leaves Craven Cottage

Winger Kerim Frei has completed his move from Fulham to Besiktas.

The 19-year-old Turkey international, who joined the Craven Cottage club in 2010, has decided to return to his home country in a bid to get regular first-team football.

Manager Martin Jol said: "Kerim has progressed well through his time in the Academy and into the fringes of the First Team, which enabled him to play for the Turkish national team, which is a big thing for him.

"But for him to continue this progression and to really fulfill his potential he needs to play week in, week out, and I couldn't offer him that as part of the first team here, so we decided to accept the offer from Besiktas.

"He's sure to have a big impact back in Turkey and I know that on a personal level it's a good option for him."

Jol added on Fulham's official website, www.fulhamfc.com: "As a club, because of the structure of the deal, we are still invested in his future and what we believe he'll be able to achieve in time. I know he'll be much happier playing, so we wish him all the best."


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