Wonder-Kid Responds To Chelsea & Man City Interest, Summer Transfer On The Cards
Altinordu wonder-kid Berke Ozer could become the latest youngster from the highly acclaimed academy to leave Turkey.
Freiberg star Caglar Soyuncu and Roma youngster Cengiz Under are two recent examples of young Turkish stars who rose through the Altinordu ranks before moving abroad.
Seventeen-year-old goalkeeper Berke Ozer has become the latest candidate for a move westwards.
It has emerged that Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City are keeping close tabs on the wonder-kid.
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BEIN TR reporter Erman Gönülşen said: “Juventus sent scouts to watch you against in the friendly game against Bursaspor, Chelsea scouted several games in Izmir, we know Manchester City are keeping close tabs on you.”
Ozer confirmed that he wants to play in one of three leagues.
“I want to play in the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A,” Ozer said.
The young keeper steered clear of giving a definitive destination but did reveal that this could be his last interview in Turkey.
“This will probably be one of my last interviews in Turkey,” he added.
Blues goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon and – loan player technical coach – Eddie Newton monitored Ozer and the club academy in last month.
“It was great to see the youngsters growing their own food and learning the importance of what they put inside themselves,” he added.
“They are gearing these kids up for life.
“Kids from all across Turkey and being developed into the stars of tomorrow.
“We were impressed with Berke and other players here, we’ll continue to scout them.”
The young keeper was recently named in the Guardian Next Generation series, 60 best young talents in world football.