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Arsenal target Stuttgart wonder-kid whose idol is Mesut Ozil

Arsenal target Stuttgart wonder-kid whose idol is Mesut Ozil

ARSENAL are in the hunt for highly rated Stuttgart midfield talent Berkay Ozcan, his agent has confirmed.

Ozcan's performances have been enough for Europe's elite to sit up and take notice with his agent confirming Arsenal are one of a host of clubs interested in signing the midfielder this summer. Bundesliga side, making 19 appearance during his maiden season in the first team.

'Arsenal has Berkay on its list, but at the moment he is focusing on Stuttgart's resurgence'.

Baris Yukselsen told football.london that the Gunners are very interested in the 19-year-old, who has quickly become one of the Bundesliga II's brightest stars, scoring twice and adding three assist. Although born in Germany, he is a Turkey underage global, having played at Under-21 level for his country.

In fact, earlier this week Arsenal's German scout Jurgen Kost revealed that he had been scouting a Turkish central midfielder in Germany although he would not reveal the name, and this appears to support Yukselsen's claims.

Ozcan was quoted in 2015 as saying: "Ozil is my idol, he visits us regularly and always give his support, he has helped me a lot".

Arsenal will have their sights set on rebuilding for the future ahead of a potential finale to a Premier League campaign that could see them finish outside the top four and without Champions League football. A player who has good vision and likes playing through balls, Ozcan is registering an average of 1.3 key passes per match according to WhoScored.


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