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 objectives 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 facet, 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 facet Trabzonspor, the place he netted 22 objectives in 100 video games.
The playmaker has additionally gained 24 caps for his nation.
And a few imagine Yazici is the pure successor to Germany icon Mesut Ozil, who’s at the moment exiled on the Emirates.
Arsenal are nonetheless stated to have an interest as Ozil heads for the exit after getting into the ultimate yr 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 totally different to our play together with his left foot, his shot and his imaginative and prescient.
“When he’s between the strains, he has his imaginative and prescient and the standard of his left foot.
“He’s obsessive about the aim. It’s vital for him and the group, I’m very joyful for him.
“Not too long ago, he has not been joyful, and I can inform you that he’s joyful within the dressing room.”