Besiktas Set A £17m Price Tag On In-Demand Oguzhan Ozyakup

Spain's Gerard Pique in action with Turkey's Oguzhan Ozyakup.

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Besiktas have made it clear that they won’t let their coveted midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup leave for anything less than £17 million.

The Turkish club is aware of the ever growing interest in Ozyakup, and they have set a fixed price tag on the midfielder, and will try to put clubs off with a £17 million valuation, as reported by fanatik.

Oguzhan Ozyakup was earlier signed by Arsenal in 2008 as a teenager who went onto win Premier Academy League 2008-09 and FA Youth Cup 2008-09 with them. Ozyakup couldn’t make the cut into senior team during his 4 years at Arsenal, though, and was eventually sold off to Turkey for a meager fee of €500,000.

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However, Arsenal now see the young midfielder as the one that got away, and want to correct their mistake by re-signing the 24-year-old.

The Gunners are not the only interested party in his pursuit, however, as the likes of Manchester United, Roma, and Atletico Madrid are also keen on Besiktas’ creative playmaker.

Though £17 million valuation is easy for most of the European powerhouses to match, it would be interesting to see which club finds him worth that much.


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