Report: Besiktas sign Kerim Frei

Beşiktaş have signed Fulham winger Kerim Frei for €3 million on a four-year-deal according to DHA.

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Frei, 19, joined the London club from Grasshoppers Zurich in 2010 and made his first team debut for the club in the Europa League in July 2011.

Signing a contract extension last year, Frei's future appeared bright at Craven Cottage. However the summer has seen him heavily linked with a move to Turkey, first with Galatasaray and now Beşiktaş.

The news comes following confirmation from Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman that talks had begun over the transfer of Frei from Craven Cottage.

Speaking to Lig TV, Orman said: “We are in the process of trying to sign Kerim Frei, we have been in contact with him for a long time. I approached Kerim following the Champions League final and we have been in talks since. If our terms are met we want to sign Kerim."

Under Orman, the Eagles have looked to implement a new strategy that will see more young players implemented into the first team. Despite being born in Austria, and raised in Switzerland, Frei opted to represent Turkey at international level - a nation he qualifies for through his father.