Karius agent takes aim at Besiktas after controversial exit
The agent of Loris Karius has hit out at Besiktas after the on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper cancelled his contract in Istanbul this week.
After a dispute over unpaid wages rumbled on without a resolution, Karius severed ties with the Turkish Super Lig side on Monday with a post on social media confirming his exit.
After going as long as four months without pay in 2019, Liverpool stepped in to offer assistance to their shot-stopper, before Karius’s wages were again withheld prior to the cancelling of his contract.
Besiktas had the option to purchase the keeper outright at the end of his two-year loan move from Anfield but Karius will return to Melwood as a Liverpool player with little chance of reviving his career under Jurgen Klopp.
Karius’s agent, Florian Goll, aired his frustrations with what he thought was a scapegoating of his client last month and the representative has once more criticised the Turkish side for their behaviour.
It is understood that senior figures at Liverpool are unhappy with how their player was treated in Istanbul with Karius going without payment on two separate occasions.
And Goll says he is yet to discuss Karius’s next move as he prepares to resume his time with the Reds later this year.
“Karius is still 26 and has a great career ahead of him,” Goll told Fanatik (via Sport Witness ).
“He is now returning to Liverpool where he still has two years of the contract. We haven’t discussed what we will do in the future. Let’s see what will happen.
“Unfortunately, Besiktas’ board have handled things pretty badly.
“We decided to keep calm despite the unpaid wages. Karius was ready to help the club during this situation but they never listened.”
In an Instagram post on Monday, Karius gave his reasoning for ending his spell in Turkey prematurely, saying: “It’s a shame it comes to an end like this but you should know that I have tried everything to solve this situation without any problems.
“I was very patient for months telling the board over and over again. Same things happened already last year.
“Unfortunately they haven’t tried to solve this situational problem and even refused my suggestion to help by taking a pay cut.”