Fulham have tabled a £3m offer for Fenerbahce’s promising midfielder Oguz Kaan Guctekin, according to reports from Turkey this morning.
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet says that Fenerbache’s board are now reluctantly considering the offer for one of their brightest young prospects due to the club’s poor financial standing. Fulham have tracking Guctekin, a highly-rated defensive midfielder, since the European Under 19 Championships, where he put in a string of impressive displays as the Turkish captain.
Fulham representatives met with the player’s agent during that tournament and after scouting the teenager thoroughly have submitted an offer. It is not the first time that Guctekin has been linked with a move to England, with Manchester City having previously had two bids for the midfielder rejected last summer.
Guctekin is considered to be one of the brightest talents in Turkish youth football and, having progressed through the Fenerbache academy, enjoyed a breakthrough year this season with the senior side. He made his professional debut as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Sivasspor last November and went on to make 13 first-team appearances as Fenerbache finished second in the Super Lig and reached the final of the Turkish Cup.