Man City target makes Guardian ‘Next Generation 2017: 60 of the best young talents in world football’
Altinordu wonder-kid Berke Ozer was the sole Turkish representative in the Guardian newspaper ‘Next Generation 2017: 60 of the best young talents in world football’ list.
Emre Sarigul of Turkish-Football was responsible for the selection of the 17-year-old keeper who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past season.
Ozer has already established himself as a first-team player for Altinordu.
Additionally the keeper is currently in India with the Turkish national side for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Ozer has attracted widespread interest from across Europe but Manchester City have been the closest to signing the keeper.
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Berke’s agent Omer Koray Uzun has revealed to Turkish-Football that the reports are false and that no transfer fee has been agreed with City.
Uzun did confirm that City in additional to several other clubs have been scouting the 16-year-old keeper.
“I heard about the rumour but there is no agreement or transfer taking place,” Uzun said.
“Manchester City and several clubs were scouting him at the Under-17 European Championships, this must be were the rumour stems from”
City have been linked with the rising star dubbed the Turkish Donnarumma in the past as well.
Eren Sarigul of Turkish-Football recently wrote an article for ESPN stating that City have been keeping close tabs on the 16-year-old keeper for well over a season.