Arsenal are supposedly eyeing a move to sign Trabzonspor attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici, and are monitoring him closely at present.
Our scouts are claimed to have been keeping close tabs on him whilst on international duty with Turkey, overlooking his side’s win and draw against Iran and Tunisia respectively.
The 21 year-old is ranked in UEFA’s top 50 young prospects, and will be on the watchlist of a number of clubs across Europe.
The midfielder scored 10 goals in his 33 appearances for his club this term, and has already emerged as a regular for his country Turkey, and would be a great addition to our talents.
His club are said to have placed a £17.5 Million asking price on the youngsters head, which in today’s climate of spending you would have to say is a value option to add to your ranks, although his club’s president is claimed to want him to stay for another season.
Speaking recently, agent Erkut Sogut confirmed that there had been significant interest from England.
“He was born in born in 1997, he was selected among UEFA’s 50 most promising players. He is ahead of Cengiz Under, half of Europe is interested in Yusuf,” he said.
“He is the most promising youngster in Turkey, he scored 10 goals in the league this season.
“His technique is brilliant, we have offers from Italy, from the Premier League, from Germany and Spain.”
It sounds as if we may have a task at hand to win the race for his signature, but there is no doubt that he holds some special talents and could be a shrewd signing if we could pull it through.
Is a young prospect what is most needed in our squad? Is the price too low to turn down?