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Nottingham Forest: Reds named as Yusuf Yazici suitors

Nottingham Forest: Reds named as Yusuf Yazici suitors -Nottingham Forest News

Nottingham Forest are reportedly among the clubs interested in signing Lille midfielder Yusuf Yazici, according to French outlet La Voix Du Nord (via Sport Witness). 

The lowdown: Busy summer

The Reds have already added a whopping 12 fresh faces to Steve Cooper’s squad following promotion back to the Premier League, shelling out £85.28million from the coffers in the process.

Still linked to other potential targets such as Omar Marmoush, James McAtee and Maxwel Cornet, there could yet be further incomings at the City Ground before the September 1 deadline.

Now, another name is seemingly on the radar at Forest as CEO Dane Murphy continues an attempt to suitably bolster the ranks…

The latest: Reds cited for Yazici

As per La Voix Du Nord, translated by SW, Nottingham Forest and fellow newly promoted side Fulham are both keen on signing Yazici this summer.

It’s claimed that 39-cap Turkey international is ‘of interest’ to the top flight new boys and a move away from Lille is ‘possible’ due to his current role as an understudy.

The report also states that Yazici – who was described as ‘absolute class’ by football analyst Mahith Gamage – could look to move on ‘depending on the playing time offered to him’ in France

The verdict: Go for it

Despite the wave of new arrivals into Cooper’s ranks, there remains sufficient room for at least one more midfield option, particularly a more creative operator, with Yazici praised for his versatility and technical quality.

Signed from boyhood club Trabzonspor for £15.75million in 2019 (Transfermarkt), Yazici has been a high-quality operator for some time now, directly contributing to 79 goals in 201 appearances during his career to date.

Last season, the 25-year-old attacking midfielder scored nine times and provided three assists in 34 outings across all competitions, including a loan spell at CSKA Moscow, earning a remarkable 7.53 Sofascore rating whilst completing 1.3 key passes and taking 3.0 shots on average per game in the Russian Primeira Liga.

Currently earning £16,000 per week (Salary Sport), Yazici would be an affordable addition to the Forest squad and one the hierarchy should be pushing to make happen given the Turkish ace’s calibre.

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