Former Arsenal Striker Chuba Akpom set to Join Besiktas

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Turkish giants Besiktas has reached an agreement with PAOK to sign Nigerian striker Chuba Akpom for €2m.

Akpom netted 10 goals in all competitions for PAOK last season.

 

The 24-year-old has also generated interest from Besiktas’ rivals Fenerbahce and Belgian clubs Anderlecht and Genk.

 

Akpom, who starred for England at the U-16, U-17 and the U-21 levels, featuring 41 times and scoring 18 goals, was directly involved in 26 goals (18 goals and eight assists) in the 76 games he featured in for PAOK.

 

He began his football career at Arsenal and featured for Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Hull City, Brighton and Sint Truiden on loan from the Gunners before he was sold off to PAOK Salonika for €1m in 2018.

 

In 2019, He pledged his allegiance to represent Nigeria at international level.

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