Ntvspor have reported Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup is set to sign a new five year contract, and this is likely to be done next week. The Turkish international has been linked with a move to England in recent weeks with claims Aston Villa were showing an interest.
It’s been reported the Besiktas board are delighted to extend Ozyakup’s contract until 2022. The player is currently earning €1.4 million per year, but after the extension his annual salary will be €2million. NtvSpor also report there’ll be a release clause on his new contract, but they say it’s currently unknown how much this will be.
Only last month we covered reports from Turkey that Aston Villa were in the race to sign Ozyakup, and had sent a scout to get a lowdown on the former Arsenal youth player. It was also claimed Aston Villa faced competition from other English clubs to sign player.
However, with Aston Villa failing to bounce back to the Premier League it was always going to be difficult convincing Ozyakup to play in the Championship.