English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to add a midfielder to the squad. Ozan Tufan is the name who is reportedly being linked to make a move to Old Tafford from Turkish club Fenerbahce this summer.
The 21-year-old had some brilliant performance under his national colors at Euro 2016. This has caught United’s eye and they are now considering of adding him to their squad this summer. Other than United, Premier League clubs like Sunderland, Southampton and Everton are also interested to sign the Turkish midfielder, as reported by Hurriet, via Daily Star.
Tufan appeared in all the 3 games for Turkey in the Euro 2016 and scored 1 goal. He also won 5 aerial duels, 2 tackles, 3 interceptions and fouled a couple of times. He has been given a rating of 7.10 by WhoScored.com.
The 21-year-old man from Orhaneli, Turkey is a complete midfield package. Although his preferred position is center midfield, he can operate in an advanced role, or also as a defensive midfielder. He has also spent some time playing on the right flank at club level.
Manchester United require some dynamism in their midfield. They currently possess the likes of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera in midfield, but none of them showed any signs of taking responsibility for the Red Devils last season. Tufan could be the player who does that.
“He still has a lot to learn and that is my job, but the world will soon have a central midfielder on the level of [Toure] on their hands.” Vitor Pereira, Fenerbahce manager said.
No official bid has been made from United yet, but insider sources reveal that the club is monitoring the player closely and chances of a future bid is very high.
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