Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says that he has “terminated” his two-year loan contract at the Turkish side of Besiktas.
Last month the German reported Besiktas to FIFA for a second time for unpaid salaries, while a compromise between the two sides was apparently near to being reached without Fifa’s interference.
On Instagram Karius said, “For months I have been very careful reminding the board over and over again. Same problems have already occurred last year.” He finally resigned saying it was a “shame it’s come to an end like this.”
The German added that Besiktas had “refused even my suggestion to help with a pay cut.”
The agreement included the cancellation of Karius’ contract, with Besiktas owing him £400,000 of unpaid salaries. Karius is now attempting to end things on a good note:
“It’s important to me that you know that I really enjoyed playing a lot for this club. Besiktas can always be proud to have such passionate fans behind them, always giving them incredible support.
“You have also helped me in good and difficult days, and I will always regard you in the best way.
“I would also like to thank all my team-mates, coaching staff, and all those who work with the club, for that. From the first day you welcomed me with wide open arms.”
The 26-year-old was in his second year of spell in Istanbul and had made 30 appearances before the coronavirus halted the season.