Watford Could Lose Star Forward After Agent Talks With Club Offering Champions League Football, Super Lig Giants Step Up Efforts To Complete Transfer

Galatasaray have made Watford forward Stefano Okaka a transfer priority according to Fanatik.

The Turkish sports newspaper claim that Galatasaray club officials have already entered talks with Okaka’s agent and the Premier League outfit.

The Lions plan to sell current first-choice striker Bafetimbi Gomis to Qatar or Saudi Arabia and reinvest the funds in Okaka.

The reigning Super Lig champions also received a windfall in Champions League revenues after Fenerbahce crashed out of the third round tie against Benfica.

As the sole Turkish representatives, Galatasaray will now earn €27m.

Source: Fanatik

Okaka was not part of the Watford matchday squad for the Premier League opener against Brighton due to injury but was in attendance at the game.

Galatasaray hope the lure of Champions League football and a first-team role will be enough to lure the striker away from Watford.

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The 29-year-old has been linked with an exit throughout the summer but head coach Javi Gracia sees the striker as being part of his plans going forward.

Okaka pushed for a move away from Vicarage Road in the January transfer window after former boss Marco Silva froze him out.

The powerful forward was however, brought back into the fold by Javi Gracia over the second half of the season.