FC Schalke slash transfer fee demand for Ozan Kabak
According to SportBild via The Boot Room (h/t Football.london), Bundesliga outfit FC Schalke have lowered their asking price for defender Ozan Kabak, who is on the radar of a number of clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
The 20-year-old centre-back started out at the academy of Turkish giants Galatasaray and rose rapidly through the ranks, making his senior debut in 2018. After 18 appearances, Kabak was snapped up by German outfit VfB Stuttgart in January 2019.
The centre-back spent only six months at the club before Schalke came calling in the summer last year. And while the club’s performances have been poor since, Kabak has been one of the few positives on the field for them. To date, he has played 30 times for the club, scoring three goals in the process. (h/t Transfermarkt)
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool for a while, whereas AC Milan made an attempt to sign him up this past summer as well. However, the Rossoneri’s offer of €20m had been rejected by Schalke. (h/t Football.london)
But owing to financial difficulties due to the pandemic, Schalke are now willing to let go of the Turkish international for the same €20m figure that they rejected in the summer. And as per the report, this could pique the interest of Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs did bolster the defence in the summer with the signing of Joe Rodon from Swansea City. However, another quality addition at the back would be a good investment, considering Davinson Sanchez hasn’t done all too well this term.
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Kabak, given his age, potential and the affordable price-tag, would make an enticing prospect for Spurs.