Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng has revealed that he has been speaking with Besiktas for two years before finally making the move to the Turkish Super League.
The 32-year old joined the White and Blacks on loan from Fiorentina till the end of the season on deadline transfer day.
But the ex-AC Milan forward disclosed, he always wanted to joined the club and has been speaking to them in the last two years.
"To be honest, we have been meeting with Beşiktaş for two years. I always see it as a priority to Turkey and Besiktas, and I wanted to come here," Boateng told the club's YouTube channel.
"I had many Turkish friends around me in Berlin. I had many friends from Beşiktaş, where I grew up together. And as soon as the news came out, they texted me and said, "You're finally going home."," he added.
The well traveled player was however shocked by the facilities and level of professionalism at the club, indicating that comes with some form of pressure.
"I was a little surprised by what I saw after coming to Beşiktaş to tell the truth. Of course, I knew Beşiktaş was a big club, but when you don't get into it, you cannot see some things.," noted the striker.
"I saw that the level of professionalism here is very high. I saw that the structure of the club was very solid. On the one hand, this shows that there is a lot of pressure and there is a lot of work to be done."