As confirmed by both clubs, Turkish club Istanbul Başakşehir have signed Dijon forward Mounir Chouiar. The 23-year-old will make a permanent move to Istanbul despite fellow Turkish sides, Kayserispor and Kasimpasa, also registering their interest. Chouiar will wear the number 11 shirt for Başakşehir.
Having broken through with Dijon in 2020, Chouiar’s attempt to force a major move in January 2021 backfired as his form evaporated when one didn’t arrive and Dijon were relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of last season before he lost his place in the team.
The player has spent this season on loan in Turkey with Yeni Malatyaspor where he scored four times in 23 games but returned to Dijon (without playing for the French club) before the end of the season as the Turkish side stopped paying his wages.