Reigning Super Lig champions Besiktas got their defence of the title off to a great start against Alanyaspor when star midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup scored a brilliant goal.
The Turkish intentional midfielder managed to find a way through the Alanyaspor team before dribbling around the opposition keeper and slotting the ball into an empty net.
What a goal from Ozyakup to take Beşiktaş ahead against Alanyaspor! Man Utd & Arsenal have shown an interest… pic.twitter.com/MMTTnO4sxS
— Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) August 20, 2016
Ozyakup played a key role in Besiktas winning the league title last season scoring 10 times and providing eight assists in all competitions.
The young defender has established himself as one of the most highly sought after players in the league since joining from Arsenal in 2012.
Manchester United are reported to be keeping close tabs on Ozyakup according to the Daily Star. The report are willing to offer £20 million for his services after scouting the midfielder over the past 12 months.
Ozyakup is however, expected to stay at the Istanbul giants for another 12 months before being allowed to leave.
The 23-year-old did recently reveal that he wants to return to England in the near future.
“I have never made any secret of wanting to play in England or Europe but I am focused on the Champions League right now and defending the league title,” Ozyakup was quoted as saying.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman did not too long ago state that if Ozyakup were to leave he would not mind it being to United.
“When Ozyakup leaves Besiktas it will be for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid. A club of that calibre,” Orman was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.
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