Besiktas forward Oguzhan Ozyakup has revealed his intentions of returning to England to play in the English Premier League – although he is currently contented with life in the Turkish Super Lig.
Ozyakup, who spoke to Turkish media Lig Tv, said he wants to return to England where he first made a name for himself. The Turkish international said, in the interview: “I have never made any secret of wanting to play in England or Europe but I am focused on the Champions League right now and defending the title.”
Arsenal are monitoring the situation of the player, with a view to resigning their former youth player. The Gunners hold a 25 per cent future sell on clause, according to reports.
Manchester United, who have also been scouting the midfielder over the past 12 months, are also keeping tabs on him and have offered €20m for the services of the player. However, Ozyakup is expected to remain at Besiktas for the next 12 months and could join Manchester United next term.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman also stated a while ago that if the 23-year old were to leave the club, he would not mind if it would be to Old Trafford.
“When Ozyakup leaves Besiktas it will be for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid. A club of that calibre”, Orman was quoted as saying to Turkish Football.com.
Since joining from Arsenal in 2012, Ozyakup has established himself in the Besiktas team and last term, he notched 10 goals and provided eight assists for the Turkish giants.