Man United Target Ozan Kabak Reveals Liverpool Star Virgil van Dijk Is A Fan After Receiving Signed Shirt

Galatasaray's Turkish defender Ozan Kabak and Lokomotiv Moscow's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow and Galatasaray at the RZD Arena in Moscow on November 28, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak has been closely linked with a move to the Premier League this transfer window.

The Daily Mail reported last month that Manchester United are interested in the 18-year-old centre-back.

Turkish-Football meanwhile revealed back in October that United have been scouting the rising star.

Additionally, Cardiff City and Watford have also been linked with the young defender.

Kabak has even attracted interest from Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk who sent the Turkey international a signed shirt.

Ozan Kabak Virgil van Dijk

The Galatasaray wonderkid revealed that all it all came as a bit of a surprise.

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“Omer [Bayram] and Van Dijk are close friends. Apparently Van Dijk told Omer that he has been impressed me and that he has been watching my games,” Kabak told Sabah in an interview.

“Omer asked for a signed shirt from Van Dijk which was later given to me. I was so honoured and will never forget it.”

“I don’t have an idol player but I follow Van Dijk and Varane at Real Madrid closely.”

Kabak looks likely to remain at Galatasaray until the end of the season.

“I can understand Ozan’s excitement, big clubs in Europe want him but this is not the time to leave, the time for a transfer is not during the winter break,” Fatih Terim said.