Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul has been offered a route out of the club as Turkish side Besiktas have revealed their interest in him, the Mirror reports.
The French international centre-back started the season as club captain but soon fell out of favour as boss Mauricio Pochettino freshened up his back four.
As his chances of first-team football at White Hart Lane look bleak, Kaboul could be offered a way out as former West Ham United player Slaven Bilic has admitted he wants to sign him at Besiktas.
"We really need a right-back. But I would also like to see Younes Kaboul join us as well,” Besiktas boss Bilic was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
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Kaboul started the season as a regular in Spurs’ back four, starting 11 Premier League matches until November where he was soon limited to a place on the bench.
Pochettino now opts for Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier – the latter receiving rave reviews – with summer signing Federico Fazio in reserve.
While not directly linked, there has been a clear improvement in form since Kaboul lost his place in the starting XI and there seems little chance of him regaining his spot over the new few months.
Aside from his newfound position as back-up, at 29 years of age Kaboul is no longer a promising youngster and his wages at the club could fall in line with an established first-teamer.
With players such as Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli also capable of filling in at the back, the need for the former Portsmouth man is dwindling and so is the probability of extending his contract.