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Beşiktaş reach agreement with Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo

BEŞIKTAŞ REACH AGREEMENT WITH SPANISH STRIKER ALVARO NEGREDO

Turkish sport club Beşiktaş has reached agreement with Valencia's striker Alvaro Negredo for three years.

Istanbul club Beşiktaş announced Thursday the addition of Valencia's striker Alvaro Negredo to their squad ahead of the upcoming 2017/2018 season.

The club announced the signing on Twitter with a video in which the 31-year-old star Spanish striker said he was coming to Beşiktaş.

Negredo signed a preliminary contract early Thursday following a meeting with club official Umut Guner in Spain.

He was signed for a fee of €2.5million ($2.95M), which the Istanbul club will pay to La Liga side in seven installments until 2020.

Negredo, who spent the last season in English Premier League with Middlesbrough, scored 10 goals in 39 appearances.

Beşiktaş had signed former Real Madrid centre-back Pepe in early July.

The experienced defender will play for the club for the next two seasons and be paid €3.35 million ($4.3 million) annually.

Former Manchester City player Negredo has 21 caps with the Spanish national team.

He had a mixed season at Middlesbrough, scoring nine goals in the Premier League, but was not able to avoid the north-eastern England team's relegation to the Championship.

The transfer comes a month after the Black Eagles signed Portuguese international defender Pepe on a two-year deal.

For years in the shadow of rival Istanbul teams Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, Beşiktaş won the Super Lig title for the last two seasons, claiming Turkey's sole automatic Champions League spot.

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