Cyle Larin and Besiktas were comfortable posting a photograph of the MLS want-away in a team shirt, but perhaps they’re jumping to conclusions.
The Canadian striker, 22, has made no secret of his desire to play in Europe, and the UEFA Champions League side wants him in Turkey.
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So when the club posted a pair of photos of Larin at club headquarters, it seemed the move was progressing to a conclusion.
But ProSoccerUSA reporter Alicia DelGallo, formerly of the Orlando Sentinel, says the move is anything but complete.
It’s certainly not a mirror comparison, but carries shades of Fabian Castillo’s journey from Dallas to Trabzonspor.
Where do they go from here? Well, Larin clearly is happy to join a club in the UCL’s Round of 16, and this is a power move from Besiktas. To do so without a fee agreed is more than sneaky, and could jeopardize the agreement altogether. Toss Alicia a follow to keep pace.