Ozan Kabak left Galatasaray and completed a switch to VfB Stuttgart on Thursday.
The 18-year-old has signed a long-term contract that will tie him down to the Bundesliga club until 2024.
According to Kicker, the German club paid €11m to secure the teenager’s services and the defender became the club’s most expensive signing in the process. Prior to his switch to Stuttgart, he was also on the radar of Watford.
It’s explained in the report that last week, Kabak ‘favoured’ a chance to move to the Premier League, with the Hornets being his preferred destination.
In addition to this, Bayern Munich were also keen on the Turkey U18 international.
However, the youngster’s move to Vicarage Road didn’t take shape and he agreed to join Stuttgart instead.
Kicker doesn’t explain why Kabak’s move to Watford failed.
Stuttgart’s managing director Michael Reschke has claimed the player rejected offers from other clubs to join his side.
“We’re delighted that Ozan has decided to join VfB, despite having other offers from big European clubs,” he said.
“Ozan is one of the most promising young defenders in Europe and will be an important cornerstone of our squad in the medium term. He’ll also be able to help us in the second half of the season.”