Besiktas’ left-back, Umut Meras, is on Napoli’s transfer radar as the player’s agent revealed this week.
Napoli is keen to monitor the transfer market. There is a new name the Azzurri management follows: Umut Meras, a Turkish winger who joined the Turkish champions Besiktas after spending three years in France at Le Havre.
As confirmed by Kemal Can Tekin, the player’s agent, Meras is well-regarded by many European clubs. Napoli has already taken the first steps to sign the left-back. The player’s agent spoke to Ilpallonegonurati.com and confirmed the interest.
Umut is great, he’s a winner and has arrived in the Turkish premier team. He is a big fan of Besiktas and the fans’ warmth inspires him to give more. The performances are key. He works hard during games; he works hard even on rest days.
Kemal Can Tekin also spoke about being in contact with Italian clubs.
We have been in contact with many European clubs since Umut’s departure from Le Havre last year. However, we chose Besiktas because of the project and the personal attention that the manager and coach have shown us.
As with all Turkish players, he wants to be in the top European leagues. I have received many calls from England, Spain, and Italy in recent days. Napoli are interested in him. I spoke to them last week. Could Umut join Napoli in January? It is difficult to say. This depends on the contacts between clubs and, most importantly, if Napoli actually makes an official offer. They confirmed that there is interest.
The player’s agent also praised Umut Meras’ stats since joining Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig.
Umut has a large number of suitors and he could play for a number of Europe’s best teams. His statistics speak for themselves. He runs approximately 12 km at full speed. His first goal is to have an enjoyable first season with Besiktas. However, if anything should happen in an official manner, we are open to open transfer discussions.