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Cardiff City reportedly launch shock multi-million pound bid for player



Cardiff City have launched a shock bid for Besiktas captain Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to reports in the Turkish media.

The 25-year-old has courted interest from Premier League sides this season, but Neil Warnock has made the first move for the soon to be out of contract player by launching a €7 million raid.

The sum is reportedly almost half the fee Everton would be willing to pay for the Turkish international, who is said to be keen to return to English football following a brief spell with Arsenal earlier in his career.

Dutch-born Ozyakup has impressed for both club and country since moving back to Turkey from The Emirates in 2012, and although a return to the English game is firmly in the sights of the midfielder, Ozyakup is said to be uninterested in a move to the second tier with Cardiff City.

The Verdict

Ozyakup has evolved into a top central midfielder who could certainly excel in the Premier League, so reports of a bid from Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds comes as a real surprise.

The outspoken manager isn’t shy to shocking the football world, but there could be a reason behind the Yorkshireman’s cheeky offer.

Besiktas have harboured an interest of their own in Cardiff’s Aron Gunnarsson according to Turkish pulication Fotomac, with the Turks considering the Icelandic international as a potential replacement for Ozyakup should he fail to sign a new deal.

This could just be Warnock playing games, as the experienced boss is no fool, and would know his speculative bid had no chance of success.

We’ll have to wait and see how this saga plays out.

Cardiff fans, do you think Warnock is just playing games with his Turkish counterparts? Have your say below…

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