French star Mirin joins Besiktas

French central defender Nicholas İsimat-Mirin has joined the Istanbul football club Beşiktaş.

İsimat-Mirin is joining the Black Eagles from PSV Eindhoven where he made 130 appearances since joining the club in 2014.

He cost the Black Eagles a mere 350,000 in transfer fees.

The 27-year old had been in Beşiktaş sights last year when a deal of 4.5 million euros was touted, but could not be realised.

A statement issued by the club saaid:“We wish Nicolas Isimat-Mirin success. We believe will provide important services to our club Beşiktaş.”

Isimat-Mirin had been a key member of the PSV team managed by Philip Cocu. But when Cocu left to manage Fenerbahce, the Frenchman fell out of favour under Cocu’s replacement, Mark van Bomnmel, playing just played 6 matches since the beginning of the current season.

During the previous two seasons Isimat-Mirin played at 37 matches, scoring two goals and two assists.

Fenerbahçe had also been interested in the central defender.

According to reports Isimat-Mirin will earn 1.1 million euros per year.

Nicolas Isimat-Mirin Charente was on November 15, 1991 in Meudon, in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, to Guadeloupean parents.  He began his career in France at Roissy-en-Brie. He is a graduate of the Clairefontaine football academy.

After his departure from Clairefontain, Isimat-Mirin joined Rennes and spent two seasons at the club before transferring to Valenciennesin 2009.  He spent the 2009-10 season playing on the club’s Championnat de France amateur second team.

In September 2010, Isimat-Mirin made his professional debut in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Nemes Olympique appearing as a substitute.

Valenciennes won the match 5–4 on penalties.

A month later Isimat-Mirin signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal until July 2014 with the team.

On 1 September 2014, it was announced that Isimat-Mirin was to be loaned to PSV Eindhowen until the end of the season.

In June 2015 he signed a four-year contract with PSV.

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