Brentford are demanding €5m from Galatasaray this summer if they want to sign Halil Dervişoğlu on a permanent basis.
The young striker joined the Turkish side on a loan deal in the January transfer window, having found himself down the pecking order at Brentford.
He’s enjoyed himself in Turkey since his arrival, with two assists and one goal in nine league games so far.
While not massive numbers, they are enough to make him the ‘first choice’ for Fatih Terim, according to Sabah, who say he wants the player on a permanent basis.
Indeed, he has commented as much, stating opening, “I want him to stay. I hope he will be with us.”
The problem, though, is Brentford.
Dervişoğlu’s current loan deal doesn’t include a purchase option, and as such, Galatasaray need to negotiate from scratch with the Championship side come the summer.
They have made their stance clear, however, with it stated that they ‘demand’ €5m for Dervişoğlu to make the move a permanent one.
Whether Galatasaray are willing to pay that isn’t mentioned, although the tone of the article is that they aren’t at this moment in time.
It might be wise for them to do so, though, with Dervişoğlu set to be included in Turkey’s squad for Euro 2020 if he continues in his current form.
That could see the 21-year-old ‘multiply his value’, which would be great for Brentford but something of a disaster as far as Gala are concerned.