Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed transfer deals with clubs in Turkey to offload their outcasts.
Eric Bailly will join Besiktas on a year-deal to bring down the curtain on his injury-laden spell at Old Trafford. The Ivorian joined the Red Devils in 2016, winning the Europa League and EFL Cup under Jose Mourinho, but only made 113 appearances in total as fitness issues curtailed his playing time.
Besiktas confirmed in a statement that they had “reached an agreement” with Man United over the transfer. The defender spent last season on loan with Marseille.
Meanwhile, Spurs announced on Monday that Tanguy Ndombele and Davinson Sanchez will join Galatasaray. The latter will move on a permanent transfer to the Turkish giants, while a season-long loan deal has been agreed for the former.
Ndombele arrived from Lyon in 2019 for a club-record £55 million transfer fee, but has failed to convince. He has not been included in any of Ange Postecoglou’s matchday squads since returning from a loan spell at Napoli, with whom he won the Scudetto.
Sanchez held the Spurs transfer record prior to Ndombele, arriving from Ajax for £42m in 2017. The centre-back found himself pushed out of the first-team picture by the arrival of Micky van de Ven, who has partnered Cristian Romero in defence so far this season.
Premier League clubs can still sell players to Turkish Super Lig sides as their transfer window remains open until Friday, September 15.