Stuttgart midfielder Berkay Özcan has claimed that he is in talks with Arsenal over a move to the Emirates (via The Metro).
It’s never too early for transfer rumours. The January window may be a few weeks away but that won’t stop the reports from coming in.
Berkay Özcan is a 19-year-old Turkish midfielder who plays for Stuttgart. He has made 22 appearances in the Bundesliga since his debut last year and now, he has claimed he is close to a move to Arsenal.
“My agent and I are in discussions with Arsenal,” he told beIN Turkey. “Arsenal have been scouting me for the past two years and send representatives to watch my games.
“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.
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“Ultimately, Arsenal is the club I want to join in the future, god willing I will achieve my goal.”
Özcan is friend with Arsenal star Mesut Özil and claims he has met up with the midfielder in the past.
“When we are both in Germany, we are meet when the opportunity arises. We go to the same café, we have eaten together once and my hair is like him.”
It’s not clear if what Berkay Özcan is saying is true. The midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past and if he’s in the first-team of a Bundesliga side then there must be something there.