Arsenal supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern are looking at the news from Talksport with surprise, with the publication claiming that the Gunners are plotting a swoop for Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.
Ozyakup, 23, has been excelling in midfield for the Turkish outfit and this has subsequently alerted the interest of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who managed him whilst he plied his trade as a youngster at the Gunners.
Now, this news has certainly caused a few spilled pints here in the Tavern, as the price-tag for the Turkish international is £15 million, and this is pricey compared to how much the Gunners sold him for back in 2012!
Our regular Arsenal fans here in the Tavern feel the club definitely need to sign a new defensive midfielder soon, and this could actually be a shrewd purchase from Wenger, as he has evidently developed and matured as a footballer since he departed the north London club.
Our landlord here in the Tavern has qualms about the £15 million price tag though, and feels that this is a tad overpriced for a player who is not proven in the Premier League!
Arsenal fans…. Would you like to see Ozyakup come back to Arsenal? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!