Besiktas seek Gomez loan extension from Fiorentina

After a succesful loan spell, The Turks wish to extend free-scoring Gomez' loan

Besiktas seek Gomez loan extension from Fiorentina
Gomez has scored for fun in Turkey | Photo:

Besiktas look set to extend Fiorentina owned Mario Gomez' loan spell past the summer according to a report from Gazetta dello Sport.

Since the move to Istanbul, Gomez has rekindled past form which seemed lost on him during his two-year stint with La Viola in which he netted just seven goals.

The 30-year-old has scored just shy of 20 goals in 26 Turkish Super Lig outtings and been a major reason behind the club occupying top spot at time of publication. 

Will lead the team next year

The Eagles owner Fikret Orman is confident that this year he (Gomez) will take the team into Europe, "He will be the leader of the team in the Champions League" he told Fanatik. Furthermore, Orman appeared to all but confirm a new deal saying that "both parties are satisfied with this agreement."

Gomez initially joined on a one-year-loan deal last summer as a replacement for former Premier League star Demba Ba who was lured to China by Shanghai Shenua after a similar season to which Gomez is having this season.

At the time of the transfer it was rumoured that there was a buy out clause in the deal although no exact figure was ever disclosed and the reports seems false with talk of an extension of the loan deal.

Fellow loanee also scoring at new club

Giuseppe Rossi has also began to find the net again having departed Fiorentina for Levante in January. Since his switch from Serie A to La Liga, Rossi has netted four times in ten appearances as well as picking up two assists along the way.

Rossi in action against former employers Villarreal | Photo:
Rossi in action against former employers Villarreal | Photo:

The American born 30-time Italian international has found opportunities limited since his 2013 move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi due to injuries. In 11 Serie A games this season he failed to score at all which perhaps explains his loan move. Having played second fiddle to Nikola Kalinic and Khouma Babacar for the season, the move back to Spain - where he enjoyed goalscoring success with Villarreal - could allow the 29-year-old to get his career back on track.