18-year-old Wonderkid Keeper Targeted By Chelsea & Man City Completes Move To Turkish Giants

Fenerbahce have completed the transfer of Berke Ozer and Baris Alici from Altinordu.

A source close to Altinordu revealed to Turkish-Football that €4m will be paid for the double transfer with a 20 percent future sale clause included in both players contracts.

Alici and Ozer traveled to Istanbul yesterday to complete their respective moves and officially signed for the club.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper has attracted interest from several Premier League sides since bursting onto the scene in 2016.

City have been scouting the keeper since 2016 and made an offer in 2017 but did not have intentions to play the young keeper.

Ozer would have joined the academy or sent out on loan.

The rising star demanded first-team action in a top-tier league despite his young age.

“We want him to play in Europe, if Berke has a great season the odds of him moving to the Premier League are high,” Ozkan said in Emre Sarigul’s latest article for the Guardian.

“Manchester City already made him an offer. We will see what the future holds.”

Chelsea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon and – loan player technical coach – Eddie Newton monitored Ozer and the club academy in January.

“It was great to see the youngsters growing their own food and learning the importance of what they put inside themselves,” he added.

“They are gearing these kids up for life. 

“Kids from all across Turkey and being developed into the stars of tomorrow. 

“We were impressed with Berke and other players here, we’ll continue to scout them.”

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Ozer will be given first-team action at Fenerbahce next season.

The keeper demanded assurances of regular playing time during negotiations.

The young keeper was recently named in the Guardian Next Generation series, 60 best young talents in world football.