Club president confirms offers have been made for reported Aston Villa target Ogulcan Caglayan

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A player linked with Aston Villa is said to have prompted four offers including two from clubs outside Turkey.

Turkish website Amkspor has published comments from the club president of Kayseri Erciyesspor, Zia Eren, in which he confirmed they have had four offers for teenage striker Ogulcan Caglayan.

The news may interest Aston Villa supporters, following a report from the Mirror on Saturday claiming Tim Sherwood’s side wanted to bring the 19-year-old to England.

Caglayan is a centre-forward who can also play on either flank if required, and while he played in Erciyesspor’s recent relegation campaign he enjoyed a fine individual spell, scoring three goals and providing two assists in 11 appearances.

The Mirror report claimed Villa have been monitoring Caglayan and planned on making a move this summer, and Eren’s comments could hint that they have done that, although there is no mention of the specific clubs involved.

“In particular we have very serious proposals for Caglayan,” Eren told Amkspor. “Two of these proposals are from big clubs domestically and two from clubs abroad. We are evaluating the proposals.”

If Villa have made a bid it seems they are not the only club interested, and if they are yet to do so they may be too late.

While Caglayan would not be a direct and immediate replacement for Christian Benteke if the Belgian international moves on, the young Turkish player shows huge promise and could grow into a wonderful attacking talent over time. Only time will tell if it is Villa or another club who benefits from that.

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