News today that Turkish club Kayserispor have made a firm bit to Scottish free agent Kris Boyd, and the offer is said to be a two year deal for £50K/week.
Kris Boyd – auction about to start?
Shota Arveladze, the Kayserispor coach, is expecting a visit from the potential Newcastle target Kris Boyd this week, but the Kayserispor manager is adamant he will not get involved in any auction for the player.
The Turkish club has been after the Scotland striker for at least 8 weeks, and they have made their offer, and to be fair to them, they are due a response from Kris, either to accept or reject the offer.
But we would suspect that Kris would love to play in the English Premier League, and is awaiting some offer from Newcastle United, but he’ll hardly get the offer that’s on the table from the Turkish side.
Other Turkish clubs, Bursaspor and Ankaragücü are also interested in Boyd, but coach Shota Arveladze made it clear earlier this month, that he wants Boyd in Turkey:
“I want to bring Boyd to my team,” “But it depends what he wants to do himself and I don`t know the answer to that.”
“I know that we can offer him good money. We don`t have a deadline but it would be good to know that it would be something Kris would at least consider.”
“I hope he will be open to talks. I would like to speak to him at some stage personally. I can tell him that I am the coach and I want him to come, tell him the way I`m thinking about the team playing and that type of thing.”
Arveladze will meet with Boyd and his representative, Mark Donaghy later this week, for talks out in Turkey, but Shota Arveladze is adamant he will not enter into any auction for the player:
“I said that if he comes to speak to other teams then my offer is out,”
With news that Newcastle may be interested – it could be a good deal if Kris Boyd comes to Newcastle and accepts a lower wage deal than is currently on the table for him – that’s what we want to see – players coming to Newcastle because they want to play here, and not just for the big bucks.
Since Kris’ contract runs out on Wednesday at Glasgow Rangers, it could be that he makes a decision before the end of this week – and we’ll just have to wait and see and follow developments.
If he does sign this week for Newcastle, and we think that would be a good signing, he will be able to attend the first pre-season training session a week on Thursday, at the Benton training headquarters.