Fenerbahçe midfielder Mehmet Topal has been closely linked with a Premier League move following reports in the Posta claiming that Manchester City and Liverpool are interested in the Turkish international.
BBC World Football Phone In panelist and world football commentator Paul Sarahs stated that he is not surprised by the interest being shown in the midfielder nicknamed the spiderman.
“Mehmet Topal is a classy midfielder, more than capable of player in Europe’s top leagues. A cerebral player with immaculate positional sense, Mehmet is an asset defensively, going forward and in transitional play,” Sarahs told Turkish-football.com.
“His ability to break up opposition attacks and launch counters with his ability to read the game and range of passing is unrivalled in the Turkish Super Lig. He makes the game look effortless while covering as much ground as anyone else on the pitch.
“There is no doubt that Topal would thrive in the Premier League and would be a fine signing for any English team.”
The Citizens were also closely linked with Topal back in 2011 while he was at Valencia.
The dual footed midfielder has won the Süper Lig title with Fenerbahçe and bitter rivals Galatasaray as well as two Turkish Cups and one Turkish Super Cup.
The 29-year-old midfielder has one year left on his current deal and has yet to enter talks over a contract extension.