Report: Besiktas will sell Oguzhan Ozyakup to Everton for cut-price fee

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford celebrates after the full time whistle during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in...

Everton reportedly want to bring former Arsenal youngster Ozyakup back to the Premier League after he won two Super Lig titles with Besiktas.

Besiktas' midfielder  Oguzhan Ozyakup (R) drives the ball past Club Brugge's defender Brandon Mechele during in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 match between Club Brugge KV  and...

Besiktas are willing to sell their bench-warming captain Oguzhan Ozyakup this summer with Everton keen to bring the midfielder back to England, according to Aksam.

Ozyakup spent four years at Arsenal between 2008 and 2012 but returned to Turkey with Besiktas after making just two first-team appearances under Arsene Wenger.

 

The 26-year-old has since matured into a reliable and commanding midfielder with 37 caps for his country. Ozyakup also led Besiktas to the Super Lig title in 2016 and 2017.

Now, Aksam claims that Everton are interested in signing the dynamic play-maker as Marco Silva looks to reinforce his midfield, while Valencia, Marseille and Coppa Italia winners Lazio are also watching closely.

Turkey's midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup celebrates his team's victory at the end of the Euro 2016 group D football match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens...

And it seems that Besiktas are ready to take a chance to cash in on their long-serving skipper, given that Ozyakup started just 10 league games in 2018/19. Aksam claims that they could accept as little as £5.2 million.

This is not the first time Ozyakup has been linked with a move to Goodison Park. Hurriyet reported last summer that Everton were thinking about triggering his £10.5 million release clause – one year on, however, it seems he will be available for half that fee.

Oguzhan Ozyakup of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier Reserve League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Underhill Stadium on March 16, 2011 in London, England.

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