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Ferrari revs up Beşiktaş ambitions

Published: Tuesday 7 July 2009, 18.23CET
Former Italian international Matteo Ferrari has joined Beşiktaş JK on a four-year deal, the Turkish titleholders paying in the region of €6m for the services of the 29-year-old central defender.
Ferrari revs up Beşiktaş ambitions
Matteo Ferrari (left) in action against AC Milan ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 7 July 2009, 18.23CET

Ferrari revs up Beşiktaş ambitions

Former Italian international Matteo Ferrari has joined Beşiktaş JK on a four-year deal, the Turkish titleholders paying in the region of €6m for the services of the 29-year-old central defender.

Former Italian international Matteo Ferrari has joined Turkish titleholders Beşiktaş JK on a four-year deal.

Defensive steel
The Black Eagles have paid in the region of €6m for the 29-year-old centre-back's services as they strengthen ahead of their return to the UEFA Champions League group stage. Defensive midfielder Michael Fink joined from Eintracht Frankfurt last month and Ferrari will further bolster a back line that conceded just 30 goals last term as Beşiktaş claimed their 13th title. Capped eleven times by Italy between 2002 and 2004, Ferrari joined Genoa from AS Roma last summer and lists FC Internazionale Milano, US Lecce, AS Bari, Parma FC and Everton FC among his former employers.

Last updated: 07/07/09 18.49CET

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