On August 17th, we covered claims made by Haber Turk that Watford had become the ‘most serious’ suitor in Europe to sign Fenerbahçe’s Ozan Tufan.
It was also explained the Hornets had offered to the take the midfielder on a loan deal, while the Turkish club side wanted to include the mandatory purchase option, as Fenerbahçe manager Vítor Pereira has not included the 26-year-old in his plans for the new season.
According to Türkiye Gazetesi, the Süper Lig’ side’s management have discussed the offers received for the player, after receiving an approval from Pereira to let go of Tufan in the summer.
Taking these factors into account saw Fenerbahçe’s management give the ‘green light’ to Watford’s loan request to sign the Turkey international.
The outlet follows it up by stating that if Xisco’s side ‘accepted’ the Yellow Canaries’ condition of €2m loan fee plus a compulsory purchase option of €8m, Turfan ‘will go’ England.
Türkiye Gazetesi states Fenerbahçe are ready to let Tufan join Watford as long as the English club accept their transfer conditions, and there’s belief the deal is likely to go through because the report states it’s ‘only a matter of time’ before Tufan finally fulfils his dream of playing in the Premier League.