Nathan Redmond opts to join Besiktas

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond is closing in on a move to Besiktas prior to Turkey's transfer deadline, 90min understands.

The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at St Mary's and has been granted the opportunity to leave.

90min understands that Redmond has received several offers from Turkey, whose window closes on 8 September.

Istanbul giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are understood to have made offers to him, but he is set to turn down their advances and join Besiktas instead.

Besiktas remain in talks with Southampton over the structure of the deal, with current negotiations based on a one-year deal.

Redmond will fly to Turkey to wrap up the deal shortly, and will become the second Englishman to join the club this summer.

Dele Alli joined on an initial loan of his own from Everton at the back end of the English window, and he scored his first goal for Besiktas on Sunday night in a 3-2 win away at Ankaragucu.

Besiktas have also brought in the likes of Arthur Masuaku from West Ham and Wout Weghorst from Burnley on loans already this window.

After the opening five rounds of fixtures, they sit top of the Turkish Super Lig, though won't compete in Europe this year after finishing sixth last season.

Source : 90min