While Arsene Wenger is still looking to clear out some of the ‘dead woods’ in his side, the Gunners have invited Besiktas directors to finalise the deal for the sell-on clause of former star Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to report.
Ozyakup joined Arsenal’s academy in the summer of 2008 and had his breakthrough for Arsenal in the September of 2011 when he featured for Arsenal in our famous 8 – 2 defeat to Manchester United.
The 24-year-old Turkish midfielder failed to impose himself in the midfield of Arsenal and he was allowed to join Turkish side in a £456,000 deal in the summer of 2013. However, as typical with Arsenal, they inserted a 30 per cent sell-on clause in the deal, to allow them benefit from his future deals.
And now, Ozyakup has seen his stock risen while lacing his boots for the Turkish Champions. Since joining the club, reports revealed that he has been directly involved in 69 goals for the side and they want to extend his deal.
The creative midfield is in the final year of his current contract but he has agreed to put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with his club.
However, Fanatic claims that Besiktas are willing to re-negotiate his sell-on clause with Arsenal before he’ll be given the dotted lines to sign. The report claims that the Gunners have been offered a sum to buy out the clause but they have invited Besiktas chiefs in a bid to come to an agreement.
We understand that the star is valued at £18million and if he moves to another club, Arsenal will earn £5.5m for the transfer.