Arsenal are in advanced talks with Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart to sign midfielder Berkay Ozcan, as the player himself confirmed the news. The 19 year old told the media that he has held his talks with the Gunners.
Arsenal will be in need for players if the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez go, which is very probable, hence the Gunners manager is already in the hunt for new talents, and it seems that they have identified one in Ozcan.
The Stuttgart midfielder said that Arsenal are scouting him for some time now and they have also talked to his agent.
Ozcan made his Bundesliga debut in 2016
“My agent and I are in talks with Arsenal,” Ozcan told beIN Turkey. “Arsenal have been scouting me for the past two years and send representatives to watch my games,” the starlet added.
The young Turkish may be linked with the Gunners but he himself is in a dilemma whether joining Arsenal at this time will be his right decision or not. A move to the Emirates will definitely curtail his first team chances and he fears that may stagnate his progress as a player.
He has scored 2 league goals last season for Vfb Stuttgart
“I am not sure if now is the right time to join Arsenal, it may be a bit early for me. I want to prove myself here and keep developing first,” Ozcan said.
But he has also clarified that joining Arsenal is the main target as he vows to play for Arsenal someday in future, “Ultimately, Arsenal is the club I want to join in the future, god willing I will achieve my goal,” the Turkish U21 International said.
Ozcan so far has played one Bundesliga appearance as a substitute, so he still has a fair way to go to try himself at the Arsenal. His contract with Stuttgart runs till the summer of 2019.
Berkay also claimed to be a good friend of Mesut Ozil, though it hasn’t been confirmed yet.