Besiktas fans exult over imminent Azubuike arrival

Fans of Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas have taken to social media to react to the news of an imminent arrival of Nigeria U23 captain Okechukwu Azubuike at the Istanbul based club.

Azubuike, 22, had a fruitful spell at Super Lig side Çaykur Rizespor having joined them on loan from Egyptian side Pyramids for the second half of the 2018/19 season. It is now being reported that the defensive midfielder is set to join Besiktas on a permanent move this summer.

An agreement is said to have been found between Pyramids and Besiktas although the midfielder is said to still be studying the offers as there are other good offers for his signature on the table.

Besiktas finished third at the end of the season, just four points behind city rivals Galatasaray who won the league and will be campaigning in the Europa League next term. The club’s fans reacted (and are still reacting) in diverse ways to the news on Azubuike, mostly in exultation of the deal.

Their reactions

Mehmet Bostanci believes it’s the most positive piece of news he’s heard this season.

This man; Johnny Peter lists all the attributes the club can get from Zuby in this thread.

As a follow up to that, this excited went to Azubuike’s timeline to get a video highlight of what he is capable of.


One Besiktas player that has come under fire recently is their 36-year old defensive midfielder Atiba Hutchinson. This fan looks relieved that they might have landed the perfect replacement for the Canadian.

This man is hopeful that a cheap deal will be great and that the player contributes with his “athlete” profile.

Well, we all cannot be optimists. This man believes he will not add anything to the team and hopes they could land a cheaper option from Kayserispor.

Well, someone else disagrees with him.

Okechukwu Azubuike is currently holidaying back home in Nigeria after a successful season and it is believed that his next destination will be confirmed by next week.

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