Aston Villa launch surprise bid for Turkish youngster

Aston Villa have launched a surprise bid for Kayseri Erciyesspor’s Oğulcan Çağlayan according to sources.

Çağlayan is a highly rated 19-year-old striker who provided two assists and scored six goals for Kayseri Erciyesspor last season.

The 19-year-old has been capped for the U-16,U-17,U-18 and U-19 Turkish national teams.

Erciyesspor President Ziya Eren has confirmed that the club had received two offers from foreign clubs for Çağlayan.

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The club have received offers for Anıl Karaer, Ethem Ercan Pülgir, Murat Yıldırım and Barış Memiş from within Turkey.

Fenerbahce are also in the race to sign Çağlayan according to the Hurriyet.

Çağlayan joined Erciyesspor from Gaziantepspor in February 2015 for €365,000. The young striker now has a market value of €2 million.

Erciyesspor were relegated from the Turkish Super Lig last season after picking up just 27 points in 34 games.

Aston Villa ended the Premier League season in 17th place with 38 points in 38 games.