According to Milliyet, Crystal Palace haven’t given up on signing Fenerbahce midfielder Ozan Tufan, and are now expected to go back in for the Turkish midfielder in the summer transfer window.
According to Milliyet, Crystal Palace contacted Tufan after his move to England broke down.
It’s even claimed they sent him an email saying: “You’re a good young player. At the very last minute, we needed to sign an attacker because of injury. We like you, we’re believing in you. We’ll talk again in the summer.”
Tufan was left disappointed to see his move to Crystal Palace collapse at the last minute, as he prepared to travel to England. The player waited at an airport in Turkey, but was then told the move was off.
It was claimed the Premier League side had an agreement to loan the midfielder, with a right of redemption of €8m.
We’re not so convinced. Crystal Palace clearly had other midfield targets over and above Tufan, it wasn’t simply a case of getting a striker in instead.
The player now finds himself in a difficult situation at Fenerbahce, following Aykut Kocaman’s decision to leave him out of the squad.
Tufan has been capped 39 times for Turkish national team despite only be 22 years old.