Ertugral: Babacar the right replacement for Aboubakar

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Khouma Babacar
The well-traveled mentor believes the Fiorentina man would be a perfect replacement for the Cameroonian

Turkish football pundit and coach Muhsin Ertugral believes Senegalese forward Khouma Babacar would be a perfect replacement for Vincent Aboubakar at Besiktas.

Besiktas are thought to be eyeing Fiorentina's Babacar and Alvaro Negredo as possible replacements for Aboubakar who has returned to Porto and the Senegalese marksman is said to be preferred ahead of the Spanish forward.

Ertugral, a well-travelled coach, Fifa instructor and Turkish TV analyst also believes Babacar is a good fit for Besiktas as he possesses similar qualities to the Cameroonian international.

“Of course, I need to talk when the transfer is over,” Ertugral told Futbolarena.

“I think the ideal replacement would be Babacar, he is the right name for Besiktas.

“He performed really well last season and score 10 goals in the Serie A for his side.

“I think he is an exciting player with similar attributes as Aboubacar. Physic, power and is very strong in the air. 

“He packs a powerful shot and likes to shoot from outside the area,” Ertugral added.

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 “There is not much difference between him and Aboubakar, and is the right name for Besiktas.

But how long will he take to adapt, remains the hardest trick.”

Babacar’s current deal with Viola runs until 2019 and Besiktas are reportedly not alone in the pursuit of the Lions of Teranga international who scored 14 goals in 31 matches last season as there are claims that West Bromwich and Crystal Palace also interested.