Euro 2016: 5 Turkish Players To Keep A Close Eye On

Turkey return to the European Championships after an eight year break. Below are five players

Hakan Calhanoglu 

If you use Twitter or Facebook chances are you have already seen what the Bayer Leverkusen free-kick maestro is capable of. Calhanoglu is a free-kick specialist but also offers a whole lot more. The Germany born Turkish international has superb technical ability and has the ability to pull something out the hat. The 22-year-old is already pretty highly regarded across Europe but this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his talent and he does tend to thrive under the spotlight.

Emre Mor

What a difference a week makes. Mor was relatively unknown before a big money move to Borussia Dortmund put him firmly on the map. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has had a meteoric rise to success going from total obscurity into moving to the German giants and breaking into the Turkey Euro 2016 outfit. The youngster is a frightening talent that has the ability to set the tournament alight if given the chance.

Oguzhan Ozyakup

Arsenal youth football aficionados will know all about Ozyakup but otherwise you may not yet have heard about the 23-year-old midfielder poised to cause a storm over the Euro’s. The Besiktas midfield maestro pulled the strings for the Black Eagles in their match to the league title this season. The creative midfielder has an impressive passing range and the ability to unlock just about any defence put in front of him. Ozyakup scored eight times and provided 10 assists at club level this season and scored important international goals including the opener in the 3-0 victory over the Netherlands.

Ozan Tufan

The 21-year-old box-to-box midfielder offers Fatih Teirm’s side dynamism and explosiveness in the centre of the pitch. Tufan is has an assiduous nature and will work tirelessly to close down the opposition while acting as the link between defence and attack.

Yunus Malli

The Mainz 05 attacking midfielder is being monitored by 10-15 Premier League scouts every game according to Bild. Malli has scored 11 goals and has provided three five in 35 appearances for Maniz this season earning himself a call up to the Turkish national side in the process. The 24-year-old has struggled to break into the first team recently but if given the chance he could make a name for himself this summer.