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Breaking News - Arsenal youth Oğuzhan Özyakup set for medical at Beşiktaş

2012-06-07 06:12:11


Arsenal youth prospect Oğuzhan Özyakup is set for medical at Beşiktaş

Arsenal youth prospect Oğuzhan Özyakup is reported to be in Turkey and set to undergo a medical tomorrow at Maslak Acıbadem hospital before joining Beşiktaş football club according to Turkish sports media outlet, SporX.

Beşiktaş confirmed that they had entered into formal negotiations with Arsenal youth Oğuzhan Özyakup earlier this week.

The club had released a statement on the Turkish Stock Exchange (KAP) reading, "Negotiations with Arsenal FC over Oğuzhan Özyakup have begun."

Turkish media agency DHA, reported an agreement of €700,000 had already been reached, with a 25% sell-on fee clause included in the deal. Özyakup would receive €600,000 per season should the move be completed.

The Turkish Under-21 midfielder is the product of the AZ Alkmaar academy and Arsenal FC academies. Özyakup signed for Arsenal on schoolboy forms on 1 September 2008 from AZ Alkmaar.

Özyakup played a major role in Arsenal's Under-18s side that won the Premier Academy League title in 2009 and captained the Dutch side to the final of the 2009 Under-17 European Championships before switching allegiances to the Turkish national team.

The 19 year old midfielder, has a year left on his contract however, has only made two first-team appearances for the Gunners.



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