Besiktas Could Offload Former Genoa Defender Matteo Ferrari - Report

After a poor start to the season, the Italian could be shunted out of the exit door at his new club. He is one of a number of players who have disappointed in the early stages of the campaign...
Matteo Ferrari, who signed for Besiktas in the summer, has been one of the under-performing facets of the Istanbul giants this season and could be offloaded in January.

The Turkish powerhouse only just missed out on winning the league title last term, but things are not exactly going as expected this season. They currently sit 11th in the table with only six points from six matches.

The 29-year-old left Italian side Genoa for Turkey in July for a reputed fee of €5 million, but Ferrari has been unable to live up to his price-tag so far. The defender signed a four-year deal worth €2.5m-per-year at Besiktas, but he could soon be returning to the peninsula.

Furthermore, Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Tabata's future at Besiktas could also be in doubt, according to a report in Zaman.

The highly-rated playmaker has yet to make an impact at his new club after joining from Gaziantepspor this summer, and head coach Mustafa Denizli's patience with the Brazilian is reportedly running out.

Stefan Coerts, Goal.com