Star midfielder scouted by Arsenal for two years signs deal Bundesliga outfit

Arsenal face competition for Bundesliga wonder kid they have scouted for two years from Besiktas

Arsenal target Berkay Ozcan has reached an agreement over a contract extension with Stuttgart.

Stuttgart released an official statement confirming that Ozcan has agreed to a four-year deal.

The Bundesliga outfit shared a photograph of the midfielder from the signing ceremony on their official website.

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VfB Sporting Director Michael Reschke: “With Berkay Özcan, it is particularly interesting to see how he has dealt with a slight sporting dip. He has played his way back into the starting eleven with some impressive performances and he has proven vital to the success of the team, notching up some important scorer-points.”

The 19-year-old revealed that the Gunners have been scouting him for two-years and that they have been in talks with his agent.

“My agent and I are in talks with Arsenal,” Ozcan was quoted as saying by Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.

“Arsenal have been scouting me for the past two years and send representatives to watch my games. 

“My agent is in direct talks for them. 

“I am not sure if now is the right time to join Arsenal, it may be a bit early for me. 

“I want to prove myself here and keep developing first.

“Ultimately, Arsenal is the club I want to join in the future, god willing I will achieve my goal.”



The attacking midfielder was born in Germany but is of Turkish origin like Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Ozil represents Germany at international level while Ozcan plays for Turkey.