Watch: £17.5m Arsenal Target Scores Stunning Goal, Gunners Continue To Scouts 20-Year-Old
Trabzonspor attacking midfielder Yusuf Yazici has had a meteoric rise over the past 12 months.
Yazici first burst onto the scene last January and has gone onto become one of the most highly rated players in the league.
The Turkish league is on winter break but that did not stop Yazici showcasing his talent.
The 20-year-old scored a stunning in the friendly 2-1 win over Luftetari yesterday.
Casual goal from Yusuf Yazıcı. Nothing to see here pic.twitter.com/rvzXtslfPQ
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) January 9, 2018
Trabzonspor value their Yazici as being worth £17.5 million.
The Gunners are among several sides that have expressed an interest in Yazici – who shares the same agent as Mesut Ozil, Dr Erkut Sogut.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has personally watched the attacking midfielder in action according to his representative Adem Cebeci.
Cebeci said, “Yusuf wants a move to Europe, Dr Erkut Sogut has been in talks with clubs and there is interest from the Premier League, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has watched Yusuf in person.”
UEFA picked out Yazici among the 50 young players who are worth keeping a close eye on in 2018.
The European footballing body wrote the following about Yazici: “Trabzonspor coach Rıza Çalımbay has touted the attacking midfielder’s potential and self-belief; Yazıcı has played all 17 Süper Lig games this season.”