£17.5m Arsenal target scouted by Arsene Wenger set to start in Super Lig clash
Trabzonspor take on Bursaspor at the Akyazi Stadium on Saturday hoping to extend their winning streak to five games in the Super Lig.
Star man Yusuf Yazici is almost certain to start for the home side.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has attracted widespread interest over the past season.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has personally watched the attacking midfielder in action according to his representative Adem Cebeci.
Cebeci said, “Yusuf wants a move to Europe, Dr Erkut Sogut has been in talks with clubs and there is interest from the Premier League, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has watched Yusuf in person.”
Erkut Sogut has close ties to Arsenal as he is also the agent of Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi.
A source close to Trabzonspor revealed to Turkish-Football that Arsenal have been among several clubs regularly keeping tabs on Yazici.
The Turkish international already has 10 goals and 16 assists in all competitions for the Black Sea Storm since bursting onto the scene last January.
Trabzonspor value their star man as being worth £17.5 million.
Trabzonspor vs Bursaspor
Stadium: Medical Park Stadı
Referee: Halis Özkahya
Kick-Off: 19:30 (Local Time)
Trabzonspor: Onur, Pereira, Uğur, Hubocan, Mas, Onazi, Kucka, Yusuf, N’Doye, Burak
Manager: Rıza Çalımbay
Bursaspor: Harun, Ertuğrul , Titi, İsmail, Barış, Merter, Ekong, Yusuf, Batalla, Joshua, Stancu
Manager: Paul Le Guen