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
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
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