Watford midfielder Ozan Tufan has revealed that was compared with Manchester United star Paul Pogba when he was playing in Turkey for Fenerbahce.
The Turkey international midfielder is on loan from Fenerbahce at Watford this season.
Tufan was nicknamed the ‘Turkish Pogba’ for his long-range goals and strength in midfield.
“Of course Paul Pogba is a top, top player. I’ve managed to score a few nice goals which have drawn comparisons from the Turkish public with Pogba so to be compared to such a top player like that is something I can only take as a compliment,” Tufan said in an interview published on the official Watford website.
“We have similarities in that we both like to play as box-to-box midfielders but I would rather answer this question with my performances on the pitch and let people decide.
“One of my goals in football has always been to play against the best players in the world and I look forward to the challenges that this season will bring, coming up against players like Paul Pogba.”
Tufan will get his chance to play the real Pogba when Watford face Manchester United this season.
The midfielder has yet to feature for Watford yet as his transfer came during the international break.
Tufan has nine goals in 64 international caps for Turkey.
He has since returned and been registered.
The 26-year-old is expected to make his debut for Watford tonight against Stoke City in the Carabao Cup.
Tufan will join fellow Turkey international players Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City, Ozan Kabak of Norwich and Cenk Tosun of Everton in the Premier League. Additionally, Manchester City ace Ilkay Gundogan is also of Turkish origin.