It would appear that Arsene Wenger is still very keen on scouring the world and bringing the finest young talents to Arsenal, as it has been revealed today by the Stuttgart wonderkid Berkay Ozcan that the Gunners have been keeping tabs on him for the last two years – and are currently in ‘direct talks’ with his agent.
“My agent and I are in talks with Arsenal,” Ozcan was quoted as saying by beIN Turkey.
“Arsenal have been scouting me for the past two years and send representatives to watch my games.
“My agent is in direct talks for them.
“I am not sure if now is the right time to join Arsenal, it may be a bit early for me.
“I want to prove myself here and keep developing first.
“Ultimately, Arsenal is the club I want to join in the future, god willing I will achieve my goal.”
Ozcan is obviously very talented and has already made 26 appearances for the Stuttgart senior side despite only being 19 years old, and has represented Turkey up to U21 level so far. Like Mesut Ozil, Ozcan is of Turkish descent but was born in Germany and is therefore eligible to play for both countries at senior level.
Ozcan may think he is slightly too young just yet, but next summer he will be 20 years old and entering the last year of his present contract with the Bundesliga side. Could be the perfect age to come to the Emirates?