Sosa will pay for using terror as excuse: Beşiktaş chair
ISTANBULBeşiktaş attacking midfielder Jose Ernesto Sosa, who is contracted to the Istanbul club until June 2018, is using the terror threats in the country as an excuse to move to another club, the title-holder’s chairman has said.
His remarks came amid reports that Sosa was in talks with Milan.
“Did we hire him from Miami or something? Where did Sosa came to Turkey from?” an angry Fikret Orman asked on July 13, during a ceremony to welcome former Fenerbahçe right back Gökhan Gönül to the team.
Sosa came to Turkey from Metalist Kharkiv of Ukraine, Orman recalled, in an open reference to the unrest in the country.
“No one can generate excuses about Beşiktaş and the place where my children live. He shouldn’t mock our intelligence. Does someone want to leave Beşiktaş? Then there lies the conditions for him,” Orman said, adding that Beşiktaş fulfilled its responsibilities to Sosa and the player should do likewise. “Now the player wants to go to Milan. Talking with a contracted [player] is a crime both in terms of ethics and law,” Orman said.
“Can such a thing happen at Bayern Munich or Barcelona? So this cannot be at Beşiktaş either. Or I will make [him] pay for that. This is not about money but principles,” he said.