Report: Gary Medel frustrated after failing to secure West Ham move

Manuel Pellegrini during the friendly match between West Ham United and SCO Angers on August 3, 2018 in Grodig, Austria.

West Ham United reportedly offered £6.5 million to bring Gary Medel back to the Premier League from 2017 Super Lig champions Besiktas.

Gary Medel of Besiktas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Besiktas and Goztepe at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey on April 07, 2018.

Gary Medel is unhappy with life at Besiktas after failing to seal a return to the Premier League with West Ham United during the January transfer window, according to Miliyet.

With both Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere on the sidelines with long-term injuries, Sky claimed that Manuel Pellegrini was hoping to reinforce his midfield by signing the experienced Chile enforcer Gary Medel last month.

 

Miliyet even reported that The Hammers had made a bid of £6.5 million which was turned down by Besiktas.

By the time the January window slammed shut, however, a move to the London Stadium had passed Medel by. And Milliyet believes that Medel is already ruing his failure to secure a return to English football, having spent the 2013/14 season at Cardiff City.

Gary Alexis Medel Soto of Besiktas JK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Trabzonspor AS on December 16, 2018 at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul,...

Despite the fact that the 31-year-old’s contract with Besiktas is due to run until 2020, it is understood that he has decided that he has no interest in staying in Turkey beyond this season and will even turn down a lucrative move to China in order to realise his Premier League dream.

It remains to be seen whether West Ham are still keen on Medel, a former Inter Milan and Sevilla midfielder who won the Copa America twice with Chile. But he would add a combative, all-action style in the centre of the park while offering cover for the veteran Mark Noble.

Chile's Gary Medel (C) vies for the ball with Paraguay's Miguel Almiron (L) and Miguel Samudio during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match, in Santiago, on August 31, 2017.

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