ARSENAL are reportedly chasing Lille star Yusuf Yazici – who has been labelled ‘the subsequent Mesut Ozil’.
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Arsenal are reportedly eyeing Lille’s Yusuf Yazici – dubbed the ‘subsequent Mesut Ozil’Credit score: Icon Sport – Getty
Yazici has scored seven targets in simply eight video games for Lille – together with TWO hat-tricks within the Europa League.
That’s an enormous enchancment on his first season for the French aspect, the place he scored simply as soon as in 25 video games.
Earlier than he moved to Ligue 1, Yazici was a star in Turkey with Tremendous Lig aspect Trabzonspor, the place he netted 22 targets in 100 video games.
The playmaker has additionally received 24 caps for his nation.
And a few consider Yazici is the pure successor to Germany icon Mesut Ozil, who’s at present exiled on the Emirates.
Arsenal are nonetheless mentioned to have an interest as Ozil heads for the exit after coming into the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
However Manchester United and Liverpool are additionally linked, together with PSV Eindhoven and Lille.
One man who has been delighted with Yazici’s progress is Lille boss Christophe Galtier.
He defined: “Yazici brings one thing completely different to our play along with his left foot, his shot and his imaginative and prescient.
“When he’s between the traces, he has his imaginative and prescient and the standard of his left foot.
“He’s obsessive about the aim. It’s necessary for him and the group, I’m very completely happy for him.
“Lately, he has not been completely happy, and I can let you know that he’s completely happy within the dressing room.”