By Saikat Mandal

22nd Nov, 2022 | 1:50pm

Besiktas negotiating with West Ham United to terminate Arthur Masuaku loan deal

Besiktas are negotiating with West Ham United to terminate the loan contract of defender Arthur Masuaku, according to a report from Fotospor.

Masuaku joined the Turkish club in the summer transfer window on loan, and The Hammers are reluctant to take him back, but even if he returns, he can only play for the reserves.

At the moment, there has been no progress on the matter, but Besiktas are trying to find a third buyer to sort out the defender’s future.

No future

Masuaku has a contract at the London club until 2024, but he doesn’t appear to have any future at the club, certainly not under David Moyes. 

Joined in 2016, the DR Congo left-back has made over 125 appearances for the London club. His performance deteriorated in recent years, and the club sent him on loan to Besiktas. 

He started the season strongly in Turkey and has made 12 appearances in the league. However, he has picked up a knee injury, and it’s not clear when he can return.

The Hammers have made it very clear that they do not have any slot left for Masuaku in the squad.

However, if the Turkish club continues to pay his wages, the Hammers can take him back, but only for the reserves. 

A potential “third buyer” could be an option, where a deal can be arranged in a way where Masuaku can return to West Ham and from there he could be sold on.

It is really sad that he is going through an uncertain future at the moment, despite having a contract, his parent club are refusing to take him back – it’s the end of the road at West Ham United.