After losing Mario Mandzukic to Milan, Beşiktaş started looking warmly at the Greek striker Georgios Giakoumakis, with whom Erdal Torunoğulları had a preliminary meeting with his manager. Venlo technical manager Stan Valckx said, “If the offer is good for everyone, we can’t do anything. We want to prevent it from being negotiated”, saying that they rejected Beşiktaş’s first offer. It was stated that the 1.5 million euro offer made by Torunoğulları for Giakoumakis, who played 16 goals and 1 assist in 16 games at Venlo, where he went to 200 thousand euros at the beginning of the season, was increased to 1.7 million euros. In addition, the player who plays for 150 thousand euros annually was offered 750 thousand euros. Meanwhile, Venlo fans wrote on his social media account, “It looks like Beşiktaş is interested in Giakoumakis. The fans have started a ‘Come To Beşiktaş’ campaign.” In response to this, Ramon Testroote, one of the Venlo executives, said “Not enough for the phenomenon” and stated that they expect Beşiktaş to raise the money a little more.