According to CNN Turk, Everton are interested in signing the Turkish international midfielder and will have scouts present during Besiktas’ Europa League quarter-final with Lyon.
They’re not alone in their scouting mission as representatives from Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Dortmund, Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04, Hannover, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg, Aston Villa, West Ham, Southampton, West Ham, PSV, Twente and Anderlecht will all be in attendance for the game, with eyes on Oguzhan and a number of other talents on display.
In addition, Manchester United, Arsenal, Sevilla and Roma are also keeping tabs on Ozyakup’s progress but will not be scouting him against Lyon.
Ozyakup came through the Arsenal academy as a teenager but struggled to break into the first-team squad before agreeing to a move to Besiktas where he has found fine form, earning him a regular place in the Turkey international squad.
The 24-year-old would count as a ‘home grown’ player by virtue of spending three or more years in the Gunners academy before he turned 21, which is a plus for any interested Premier League side.