Quaresma heads to Besiktas
Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma has ended his stint in Italy by joining Turkish outfit Besiktas.
Last Updated: 14/06/10 12:57pm
Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma has ended his disappointing stint in Italy by joining Turkish outfit Besiktas.
Quaresma was a big-money recruit from Porto two years ago, but the 26-year-old struggled to make an impact under Jose Mourinho.
He made just 32 appearances during two seasons with the European champions, scoring only once for the Nerazzurri.
The Portugal international also spent the second half of the 2008/09 season on loan at Chelsea, but again struggled to impress as he featured just four times in the Premier League.
His lack of action for Inter during the past campaign scuppered any chance of Quaresma making Portugal's World Cup squad and he has now accepted a move to Turkey.
Besiktas, who have also been linked with a move for Brazilian attacker Robinho, have paid around £6million to sign Quaresma, who had three years remaining on his Inter contract.
Quaresma also becomes new Besiktas coach Bernd Schuster's first signing since he took charge of the club last week.