Karius on loan in Turkey from Liverpool has finally call it quit with club after unpaid wages, MySportDab reports.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he has ended his loan contract with Turkish club Besiktas following a pay dispute.
The German is suing the Super Lig outfit for persistently failing to pay his wages at some stage in his loan spell at Vodafone Park.
His agent, Florian Goll, saying they had not paid Karius his full contracted amount between October 2019 and March this year.
Karius stated in an Instagram post on Monday that he had been in discussions with the Besiktas ownership for months.
In an attempt to strive and get to the bottom of the issue and that he was sorry to be leaving his team-mates and the supporters in Istanbul behind.
He said: “Hi everyone, today I terminated my contract with Besiktas.
“It’s a disgrace it comes to an end like this however you should know that I have tried everything to clear up this state of affairs without any problems.
I was very patient for months telling the board over and over again.
The same things took place already last year.
Unfortunately they haven’t tried to remedy this situational problem and even refused my suggestion to help by taking a pay cut.
“It’s important to me that you know I genuinely enjoyed playing for this club a lot.
Besiktas can be proud of having such passionate fans behind them continually giving superb support.
You always supported me in good and awful times and I will always remember you in the best way!
“Also I want to say thank you to all my team-mates, coaching staff consisting of all people working for the club.
You welcomed me with arms wide open from day one.”
He posted a video showing Karius’ arrival in Turkey to crowds of supporters at the airport, alongside with highlights of him playing for Besiktas.
Besiktas board member Erdal Torunogullari had previously confirmed Karius’ want to depart.
In an Instagram post he described the demanded payment to Karius as “undeserved”.
The German has made 25 appearances for Besiktas this season and has been in inconsistent form.
His consultant Goll stated that the Turkish club had portrayed Karius as a “bogeyman”.
They even tried to say the absent payments are down to soccer being suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 26-year-old will now return to Liverpool where he has not played since the 2018 Champions League final.
Karius is underneath contract with Liverpool till 2022.
Liverpool have spent £67 million to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson from Roma as their new first-choice goalkeeper.
Before the season was suspended Besiktas were fifth in the Super Lig table.