Trabzonspor target former Arsenal midfielder Ozyakup

Trabzonspor are preparing a summer bid for Beşiktaş midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup according to Milliyet.

Head coach of the Black Sea Storm Ersun Yanal is reported to have made strengthening the midfield a priority in the summer.

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Özyakup was closely linked with Trabzonspor before joining Beşiktaş from Arsenal in 2012.

The 22-year-old midfielder was born in the Netherlands but his family have roots in the Trabzon region.

Özyakup has struggled for first team opportunities after falling behind the pecking order in the Beşiktaş midfield.

The Turkish international was closely linked with a move to Torino and Inter over the winter transfer window but Beşiktaş were reluctant to part ways with the young midfielder.

Özyakup joined Beşiktaş from Arsenal in 2012 for a fee of €500,000.

The former Netherlands youth international captain switched allegiances to Turkey and has 10 senior caps for the Crescent-Stars.

Özyakup has a total of 11 goals and 20 assists in 96 appearances for Beşiktaş in all competitions.