Sabah claim Arsenal have invited Besiktas officials to England to discuss the situation with Oguzhan Ozyakup and a sell-on clause.
Yesterday we covered reports from Turkey that Besiktas have offered €1m to Arsenal in return for the Premier League side’s 30% sell-on clause in Oguzhan’s contract.
The Turkey international joined Besiktas from Arsenal for €500K in 2012, and if the player leaves it’s expected he’ll be sold for a relatively big transfer fee.
It’s been claimed Besiktas have already agreed to extend their captain’s contract for a further five years, but the Turkish side’s president Fikret Orman wants to get rid of the sell-on clause, which was agreed with Arsenal four years ago.
Sabah say Arsenal have invited Besiktas officials to London to talk about this matter, and the Premier League have made it clear they value the clause they hold.
Ozyakup, who has captained Besiktas to back to back league titles, has reportedly been receiving West Ham interest this summer.
Whatever Arsenal choose to do, it’s gamble, but at €1m it’s certainly not a gamble worth taking. It’s conceivable Ozyakup could be sold for around €10m, and that Besiktas are already planning to do that, either in this window or one in the near future.
If there was no intention to cash-in relatively soon, there would be no intention to buy Arsenal’s clause.