McGregor agrees Besiktas deal

26 July 2012 07:17

Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor has agreed to join Besiktas on a two-year deal.

The former Rangers number one reached an agreement with the Turkish outfit after undergoing medical tests in Istanbul.

The club confirmed on its official website: "According to a club statement issued by Besiktas Football Ventures, former Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has agreed to a two-year deal with the Eagles."

Speaking in an interview with BJK TV, shown on STV, McGregor said: "It's a big club, with a big tradition.

"Supposedly, they have great fans and a lot of noise in the stadium so I'm very excited.

"Every time I play, I don't like losing, which is a good thing to have.

"I'll just give my all for the team and hopefully I can do my best."

The 30-year-old had been looking for a new club after leaving Rangers when they were consigned to liquidation.

The Rangers newco, who McGregor declined to join, will dispute his right to move but the goalkeeper's former team-mates who followed the same route have been granted temporary transfer certificates by FIFA ahead of arbitration over possible compensation.

Like Rangers, Besiktas failed to meet financial criteria to gain a UEFA licence and could not take their place in this season's Europa League.

Source: PA