KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tyler Boyd is headed back to Turkey on a permanent basis as it was announced on Monday that the forward has signed a four-year contract with Besiktas.
Besiktas and Boyd's former team, Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portugal, have agreed to a transfer fee in the range of two million euros.
Prior to making the one-switch to play for the United States, the 24-year-old had made the move to Europe in February 2015 when he signed with Vitoria from Wellington Phoenix in Australia's A-League. However, he would spend most of his time playing for the reserves and only a handful of time with the first team.
Boyd found most of his success when he was sent out on loan by the team. He first played for Tondela, scoring five time in 27 games. However, he would be put on the radar of teams when he was signed on loan by Ankaragucu for the second half of the 2018-2019 season.
The New Zealand-born forward scored six goals and provided four assists in 14 appearances as he helped the team avoid relegation from the Turkish Super Lig.
With his club future intact now, Boyd can now focus on helping Besiktas make strides in the new season as they will not only be looking to claim domestic honors, but they will also be competing in the Europa League.