Besiktas president Fikret Orman insists Tolgay Arslan is not for sale after a couple of reports in Turkey linked him to Manchester United and West Ham.
Fanatik and other newspapers in Turkey reported last week that Manchester United are closely watching Tolgay Arslan and could follow up with a bid in the January transfer window.
The 26-year old midfielder is currently the best performer for Besiktas in the Champions League and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri labelled him as a ”very, very good player.”
Scoring the only goal against Liverpool for Besiktas back in 2015, Tolgay Arslan is already one of the Besiktas’ most loved players. The creative playmaker made his move from Hamburg back in 2014 and excelled at his current club. Arslan then suffered a bad injury, tearing his ACL, but returned in very good condition.
Besiktas’ president labelled the rumours as nothing, and said Tolgay is one of their most important players. Tolgay is also watched by Valencia, Napoli, Lazio and West Ham but if Manchester United decides to push for for him, the others stand little chance.
Orman added: ”We have very important games coming up and Tolgay will play an important role in these games. We’re focused on these games, not transfer talks. We’ll talk when the transfer window reopens, but not now.”
Tolgay is currently on top of his game for the Turkish champions and has made 2 assists at 13 appearances. His numbers may look average but his overall displays are really fantastic, and with his clever passes, ability to dictate the tempo and great vision he’s a complete midfielder.