Huddersfield Town striker linked with move to Turkish giants Besiktas

Nestor Watach

Huddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie is reportedly being targeted by Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas.

The 25-year-old Beninese international has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent weeks, with three goals in his last five appearances.

That run of form has seen him earn plenty of plaudits with the match-winning goals in 2-1 victories over Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers.

Turkish television station Haber Global have claimed that Besiktas, who are currently fifth in the Turkish top-flight, are hoping to bring Mounie on a loan deal alongside Loris Karius, on loan from Liverpool, and Mohamed Elneny, on loan from Arsenal.

This isn’t the first link between the West Yorkshire club and the Turkish Super Lig during this January transfer window, with Denmark international Mathias Jørgensen linked with a move back to the club following his departure in the summer.

But the striker is reportedly happy at the John Smith’s Stadium and recently reaffirmed his commitment to Huddersfield, where he’s contracted until 2021.

“I am happy with Huddersfield and have no problem. I come and I train and try to do my best on the pitch and I love the fans,” he told the Yorkshire Post earlier in the month.

“This is my home now, there is no doubt about it.

“It has been very difficult at the beginning of the season and to finally be back scoring goals is very nice for me and the team.

“When the team and everyone plays well, we can win games and enjoy it on the pitch. I try to do my best and the most important thing is to get to fifty points and be safe.

“We have shown some character already and it is nothing like the last six months in the Premier League. We don’t accept defeat like we used to anymore. There is good character in the team.”