Nikola Kalinic is very close to definitively leaving Atlético de Madrid to sign for him Besiktas. Although the Croatian player asked the Turkish club for a few days before giving the final answer, the truth is that in Istanbul they are already waiting for the arrival of the Croatian striker, who will sign for two seasons plus another optional.
The rojiblanco club continues to work on the attacker’s departure, which as demonstrated last summer, does not count for the coach Diego Simeone. Thus, from the Metropolitan they expected to receive some compensation, no matter how small (there was talk of two million euros) for Kalinic, but the Besiktas is confident that he will arrive with the freedom letter.
An option that, without being the one desired by Atlético, would be the least bad, since it would definitively get rid of a footballer has gone practically unnoticed by the rojiblanco team.
Kalinic’s agreement with Besiktas is total regarding the duration of the contract and amounts to be received, but the truth is that the 32-year-old Croatian asked the club for a few more days before committing himself and traveling to Istanbul to undergo the relevant medical examination, sign and be presented.