Istanbul Basaksehir have completed the signing of Olivier Kemen from Kayserispor on a three-and-a-half-year deal, with the midfielder staying in the Super League till 2027.
The former Lyon and Newcastle United midfield juggernaut announced the decision barely days after the end of Cameroon’s disappointing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign that ended in the eight final.
The transfer ends the capital city club’s’ long-running pursuit of the 27-year-old, who had first been targeted prior to joining Kayserispor. His arrival maintains a recent trend of Cameroonian talents opting for Turkish clubs.
Kemen spent three years on the books of Kayserispor during which he asserted himself as a first team regular, scoring four goals in 54 games during which he was singled out for multiple individual awards.
Coincidentally, Kemen will join compatriot Pierre Achille Webo at his new club as the former Cameroon international is part of the backroom staff of Istanbul Basaksehir.
Kemen could make his debut for the club this weekend when they host Istanbuluspor in their next Turkish Super League fixture.
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