Oguzhan Ozyakup is a step closer to a permanent move to Besiktas after the Turkish giants confirmed the Arsenal youngster has completed a medical.
The 19-year-old, who recently switched his international allegiance to Turkey despite captaining Holland to the final of the under-17 European Championships in 2009, made two substitute appearances for the Gunners in the Carling Cup last term and had been seen as a bright prospect for the future.
Recognising that first team football at the Emirates is unlikely to be forthcoming anytime soon, the Reserve regular has obviously set his heart on furthering his career in pastures new. It is believed that Arsenal are only asking for a nominal fee (approx. €750,000) from Beskitas and the inclusion of a sell-on clause around the 20 per cent mark.
Arseblog News wishes ‘Ozzie’ the best of luck, and breathes a sigh of relief at not having to spell his name ever again.