Why Arsenal Should Sign Yusuf Yazici In Order To Protect Themselves From The Contract Conundrum Of Their Superstars
Arsenal failed to break down their Europa League opponents at home earlier this week as Red Star Belgrade managed to steal a point from their trip to the Emirates. The Gunners then suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s Man City as well. Wenger will not be too pleased by the way his side is performing and is desperate to add more quality to his side, come January.
The transfer window after the turn of the year will give Arsene Wenger a chance to lure some of the finest talents in world football to the club and one player he has been linked with is Turkish ace Yusuf Yazici, who is rated at €2.5m.
Born and brought up in Trabzon, the 20-year old started his youth career at the local academy and made it to the senior side in 2015, a side which he is now an integral part of. He already has 34 appearances for the senior side, picking up 7 goals and has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting players in the domestic circuit in Turkey.
He has also represented his national time on a couple of occasions and is ready for the next-step and Wenger is convinced that he is a more than a decent option for his side, for the rest of the season.
An attacking midfielder by trait, Yazici is a versatile player, who is also effective on the wings. He can play as a central midfielder, where his ability to hold up the play and creativity are making him a huge success.
He is an excellent dribbler with sensational technique on the ball and can also cross with perfection. He creates chances galore at the highest stage and at just 20, is only going to get better. He is also defensively disciplined and is someone who is ready to put in the hard yards and is surely a player that belongs at a top club in Europe.
He has a goal and two assists in 10 games this season and is an integral part of the squad at Trabzon, but is he an option for Arsenal?
The Gunners are in danger of losing the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere, all of who are yet to extend their contracts, that run down at the end of the season. They could leave the club in January and Wenger is looking at a number of options to replace them with.
The likes of Jorginho, Arda Turan and Rafinha are high up the wish list but at just 20, Yazici is the kind of player that Wenger likes. He can nurture him well and can get him accustomed to his style of play, which could turn him into a superstar in the future.