Turkish Super Lig giants Besiktas has opened talks with Yeni Malatyaspor to sign midfielder Afriyie Acquah.
The Ghanaian international joined Yeni from Italian Seria A side Empoli on a free transfer at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season while he was valued at 1.8 million Euros.
In the suspended football season in Turkey, Afriyie Acquah has barely put a foot wrong and was one of the best defensive midfielders in the Super Lig before it was halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Having caught the eye of many, Besiktas has appeared to be one of those clubs after its management commenced talks with Yeni Malatyaspor to try and secure his services for the next season.
According to the reports gathered, talks between the two parties have gone well with the only decision yet to be agreed on being the transfer fee of Afriyie Acquah.
The midfielder has seen an increase in his value on the market and is now set to cost 2 million Euros.
While Yeni could try to bargain for more, it is understood that Besiktas is willing to pay the fee and will likely not be moved to add up.
The Black and White kitted team wants to wrap up a deal for the Black Stars asset as they see him as the perfect replacement for Atiba who is expected to retire at the end of the season.
Acquah, 28, has made 23 appearances in the Turkish Super Lig this season and has hugely helped Yeni Malatyaspor to properly compete.