Tottenham Hotspur are looking to add more names to their attacking midfielders list and this time the search has taken them to Turkey. The latest reports from Turkey indicate that Tottenham are looking to add an attacking midfielder to their ranks.
According to reports in Sporx, Tottenham have scouted the Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici very actively and are ready to table a bid for the youngster. The report states that the Lilywhites are ‘very serious’ about signing the player who has impressed in recent months for the Turkish side.
This is not surprising because reports indicate that Tottenham scouts have been regular in their attendance for Trabzonspor matches, since the start of this season. Reports also say that the club officials have been impressed with what they’ve seen from the midfielder.
Yazici has been in great form since the second half of last season and the 20-year-old has become one of the best players in the Turkish league this season. There is no doubt that the Turkish club would not part ways with their starlet without a decent fee on the table.
How feasible is the deal? I can see that Tottenham is not the only side interested in his services. In fact, it was local rivals Arsenal who were believed to have scouted him extensively before Tottenham joined the ranks.
As is their habit, Arsenal continued with their scouting without doing anything, which means that Tottenham now have a chance to move ahead of the competition and make a bid.
Will Trabzonspor part ways with their youngster? There are high hopes within the Turkish side that Yazici would go on to achieve bigger things in his career. They would love to have him at the club for a long time but grudgingly agree that his performances would earn him a move to a bigger club sooner than later.
Will that be Tottenham? The presence of Mauricio Pochettino is a huge magnet of attraction as youngsters believe their path to first-team is much better managed at Spurs than any other Premier League club.
But, is there any truth to this rumour? I think it is common among Turkish clubs to keep putting Tottenham into every discussion although this could be one that may not be bad at all.