Beşiktaş ready to let problem child Guti go
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
This season Guti played only three matches at Beşiktaş.
Spanish veteran Guti is set to depart from Beşiktaş, according to Turkish media outlets.
The former Real Madrid star has demanded that the club release him, daily Sabah reported yesterday. The report said the club had warmed up to the idea of letting the player go, and the only remaining problem was how his contract would run out.
Lig TV’s Beşiktaş correspondent, Ömer Güvenç, reported yesterday that the two parties agreed on an instant cancellation of Guti’s contract, meaning the club will not have to pay the player the remaining 2 million euros on his deal.
Guti moved to Beşiktaş in the summer of 2010, leaving Real Madrid, the club he started playing football for at the age of 10 in a youth league, after 24 years. The midfielder was one of the two main figures in Beşiktaş’s “Los Galacticos” project along with Portuguese superstar Ricardo Quaresma and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his lethal passing.
However, starting with the midseason break, Guti’s form dipped, and he lost his regular spot in the team with the arrival of midfielders Simao Sabrosa and Manuel Fernandes.
This season he found himself out of favor at Beşiktaş, playing only three games. Furthermore, he was criticized by fans for posting his personal photos on Twitter while his teammates were busy playing a Europa League match at Stoke City on Sept. 29