Arsenal send scouts to monitor £20m star playmaker which they sold for just £500k back in 2012

Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Besiktas playmaker Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Arsenal send scouts to monitor £20m star Oguzhan Ozyakup playmaker which they sold for just £500k back in 2012

Arsenal have reignited interest in their former midfield playmaker Oguzhan Ozyakup.

The Gunners sold the young star for just £500,000 to Besiktas back in 2012.

Ozyakup has gone onto establish himself as a key member of the Eagles squad and is now club captain. The Turkey international has won two Turkish league titles and has featured in the UEFA Champions League for the past two seasons.

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A source close to Besiktas has revealed to Turkish-Football that Arsenal scouts have been monitoring the midfielder in recent weeks.

Furthermore, the Gunners had scouts present during Turkey’s World Cup qualification clash with Iceland on Friday.

Besiktas chairman Fikret Orman has set a £20 million price tag on the star midfielder. Ozyakup has entered the last nine months of his contract and could leave the club for free next summer.

According to the source within the club, Besiktas have a very healthy relationship with Ozyakup and the Turkey international is likely to pen a new deal in the coming weeks.

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