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Beşiktaş defender Marcelo goes to Lyon

BEŞIKTAŞ DEFENDER MARCELO GOES TO LYON

Turkish Super Lig champions Beşiktaş announced late Thursday that their defender Marcelo was about to join the French club Olympique Lyon.

Beşiktaş said in a statement that they had agreed terms with Lyon for Marcelo's move.

"Beşiktaş agreed with Olympique Lyon about the transfer of our player, Marcelo Antonio Guedes Filho," said the Istanbul-based club, adding Lyon would pay €7.5 million ($8.5 million) for the defender, including bonuses.

The 30-year-old played for Beşiktaş as they claimed back-to-back Super Lig titles in 2016 and 2017.

Last season Marcelo scored three goals in 32 league appearances. He had joined Beşiktaş in February 2016.

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