Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Adriano Correia to Besiktas as the La Liga giants continue their summer clear-out. The Brazilian full-back becomes the sixth player to leave the Nou Camp during the current window, following in the footsteps of Marc Bartra, Dani Alves, Alex Song, Sandro Ramirez and Alen Halilovic.
The 31-year-old defender moved to the Nou Camp in the summer of 2010 following an impressive spell at Sevilla. He has won 16 titles during his six seasons at the Nou Camp, includying four La Ligas, three Copas del Rey and two Champions Leagues. However, has never fully established himself in the Catalans' starting XI, usually serving as a mere back-up in the right- and left-back role due to his versatility.
The Brazilian has been oft linked with a move away from the club in recent years, but in March 2016 he decided to activate an option to extend his contact at Barcelona until 2017.
However, speculation about a potential exit returned in recent weeks after Barcelona signed Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain to compete with Jordi Alba for the left-back role, leaving Adriano as third choice in the position.
Roma and Lazio were said to be interested in luring him to Serie A, but the player has now decided to move to Turkey to play for Besiktas in a deal worth €600,000 plus add-ons.
"FC Barcelona and Besiktas JK have come to an agreement for the transfer of Adriano Correia for the amount of €600,000, plus up to €1.7m more if Besiktas were to qualify for the Uefa Champions League while Adriano's contract is still in force," the La Liga giants have confirmed. "The xlub wishes Adriano the best of luck with his new team."
Barcelona's summer refresh has already seen them sign Denis Suarez, Samuel Umititi, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes, and the club are expected to complete the overhaul with a new striker.