Trabzonspor President Confirms Rejecting €20m Offer For Yusuf Yazici In January But Admits He Could Be Sold This Summer

Trabzonspor president Ali Agaoglu has confirmed rejecting a €20m offer for Yusuf Yazici over the winter transfer window.

Agaoglu has however, made it clear a bid for a similar figure could be enough to prize away the 22-year-old over this summer.

“Last year we had a €14 million offer for Yusuf, in January we had a €20m bid,” Agaoglu told DHA.

“The negotiations were carried out in secret and both parties agreed not to disclose details.

“We value Yusuf around €20m but due to our transfer ban and him being a key player we couldn’t justify selling him but this summer we could be open to a move.”

Agaoglu did not disclose which clubs are currently interested in Yazici but Turkish-Football can reveal that Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe expressed an interest over the winter transfer window.

The Cherries were considering a €12m move at the time but never made a concrete offer after shelling out on Dominic Solanke and Chris Mepham in January.

The attacking midfielder has not actually been in great form this term scoring just one goal and providing three assists for Trabzonspor in 26 appearances.

Despite this he remains one of the most highly rated talents in the Super Lig and is being tipped to leave for a top-five league.

In total Yazici has 19 goals and 21 assists in 92 appearances for the Black Sea based outfit in all competitions.

The Turkey international is a product of the highly acclaimed Trabzonspor academy and broke into the first team squad aged just 17 in 2015.