United States international Tyler Boyd has a new club. The 24-year-old, who recent switched his international allegiance from New Zealand to the USMNT, officially signed with Turkish powerhouse Besiktas on Monday.
Beşiktaşımıza Hoş Geldin Tyler Boyd Welcome to Beşiktaş @Tyler__Boyd pic.twitter.com/zxCdpPE1aS— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) July 15, 2019
Boyd transfers from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes but is no stranger to the Turkish Super Lig after spending the last half of last season on loan with Ankaragucu.
This is a bold step for Boyd who is entering the prime of his career and possibly on his way to becoming a fixture with the U.S. national team. He made his debut with the USMNT this summer and even scored a handful of goals in his few appearances. Despite losing his starting spot to Jordan Morris in the Gold Cup, he has a bright future under Gregg Berhalter.
Besiktas finished third in the league last season, four points behind champions Galatasaray, and will play in the Europa League during the 2019-20 season. Good luck to Tyler as he fights for his spot in Turkey.