Goalkeeper Loris Karius joins Turkish club Besiktas on two-year loan

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 26, 2018, 09:25 AM(IST)

File photo of Loris Karius. (Source: @LorisKarius). Photograph:( Twitter )

Loris Karius is joining the Turkish club Besiktas on a two-year deal, which could become a permanent move, Liverpool confirmed on Saturday.

Karius will spend the remainder of 2018-19 and the whole of 2019-20 with the Super Lig outfit, who have started the new campaign with back-to-back league victories.

The 25-year-old Karius has made 49 appearances for the Reds since joining the club from Mainz in 2016.

Liverpool FC released an official statement to announce the move.

The statement also mentioned, "Everybody at LFC wishes Loris the best of luck during his loan spell."

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His departure became evident after the arrival of another first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker at the club. 

The Brazilian keeper Alisson was transferred from Roma in a £65-million ($82 million) deal. 

Besiktas contested the first leg of their Europa League play-off against Partizan on Thursday and continue their league schedule at home to Antalyaspor on Sunday evening.

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