The Turkish press are reporting that Newcastle have met the €10M release clause to sign Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Oyzakup.
We have been linked with the 25-year-old Turkish International for some time now, but the Chronicle have also reported their sources are saying Newcastle have no interest in the player.
Haberkarakartal.com are reporting that Newcastle will pay €10M for the player and stress that Rafa Benitez wants this deal done quickly.
25-year-old Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Oyzakup
Rafa is keen to sign a playmaker this summer to add competition to the Newcastle midfield.
And the Turkish press have been reporting for months that Newcastle are interested in the 35 times capped Turkish International who is said to be keen to join the Premier League.
Rafa wants competition for Ayoze Perez for the number 10 role this summer and it would seem like for €10M Oguzhan Oyzakup would be an excellent signing for us.
Oguzhan Oyzakup was on Arsenal’s books back in the 2011-2012 season and played twice for the first team before he moved to Besiktas in the summer of 2012.
In the six seasons he has been at Besiktas, Oyzakup has played 219 times for the Turkish powerhouse with 27 goals and 50 assists.
Let’s hope this report is true and that we can get Oyzakup to Newcastle; sometimes the Turkish press get a little bit over-zealous in their reporting.