Orlando City objects to Besiktas' move for Canadian star Cyle Larin

Reigning Turkish Super League champion Besiktas showed off pictures of 22-year-old Orlando City star Cyle Larin getting a physical on Saturday. One problem: The MLS club says it has not agreed to terms on Larin's transfer.



Orlando City said Larin, signed to a two-year contract in 2015 with three club option years, remains under contract with through 2019.

The Canadian was No. 1 pick in 2015 SuperDraft out of UConn. He scored an MLS rookie record 17 goals and was named the MLS Rookie of the Year. He has scored 43 goals in three seasons for the Lions.

Larin has not been quiet about his interest in moving abroad, and OCSC seems to be accomodating if a buyer will agree to a transfer fee.

In an interview with Turket's Dogan News Agency, Besiktas attorney Safak Mahmutyazicioglu was confident the club could successfully fight OCSC's club option before FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber.

A dispute between FC Dallas and Trabzonspor in 2016 ended up with the Turkish club paying FC Dallas paying $3 million for an option on Fabian Castillo that it later exercised for an additional $1 million.

If Larin moves to Besiktas, he will join Canadian Atiba Hutchinson.
2 comments about "Orlando City objects to Besiktas' move for Canadian star Cyle Larin".
  1. R2 Dad, January 14, 2018 at 5:20 p.m.

    Why must MLS make this process so chaotic? The sooner MLS understand they're a selling league, franchise owners will embrace the churn (like the Bundesilga, for example).

  2. Rob Lepley, January 14, 2018 at 9:49 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure that it's against FIFA regulations to have a physical of a player that is still under contract to another club.  I don't think Orlando is opposed to selling him.  but it doesn't sound like an offer has even been made. 

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