It has been reported that West Bromwich Albion have rejected an offer out of hand for Nacer Chadli from Turkish side Besiktas.
Following our relegation from the Premier League, Chadli was believed to have a relegation release clause in his deal (circa £17m from memory of previous coverage) and his wages have been reportedly cut to only £40,000 a week.
The 29-year-old Belgian international probably expected there to be more interest in him following his six appearances out at last summer’s World Cup in Russia, but so far very little of note has happened and according to the Telegraph West Brom are only interested in a permanent deal up front with the European window remaining open until Friday and that was the basis that their recent offer was rejected by chief executive Mark Jenkins as they wanted a loan to buy arrangement.
Loan to buy seems all that Turkish sides do given speculation this summer!
Well it costs a lot to maintain a house big enough for his ego.
— John Russell (@Baggiejohn1) August 29, 2018
They won't do that a sale only and rightly so .
— tyrone mears is god (@theconemaster) August 29, 2018
I’ve wanted him to leave for 18 months
— allan stevens (@musebag2101) August 29, 2018
There are still several places he could go, on an immediate sale deal.
Jenkins will, of course, ensure that he goes in the 24th hour, if he goes, so that no replacement is available, in the time left
— john bayliss (@WhallopAOTS) August 29, 2018
He didn’t want to play for us last season, so didn’t expect him to want to this season.
— Nick Wortley (@nickwortley61) August 29, 2018
Guy's an absolute joke, always injured and when fit doesn't want to play since he thinks he's good good for the club.
— Dominic Cox (@Dominic_s_Cox) August 29, 2018
He is of course yet to feature for head coach Darren Moore this year, so getting rid of him is best for everyone and I fail to see why we don’t accept a guaranteed buy clause? It’s better than being stuck with him for longer unless it’s about the payment schedule, and not the clause itself?