According to Turkish Football, Newcastle scouts were present to watch Trabzonspor midfielder Okay Yokuslu in action during his side’s Super Lig clash with Osmanlispor last night.
After strong links to Besiktas trio Tosun, Arslan and Ozyakup (and Galatasary’s Garry Rodrigues) over the past 6 months, it seems NUFC scouts are closely monitoring talent in Turkey these days.
The next name to add to that list appears to be 6ft 3′ holding midfielder Okay Yokuslu – with Turkish Football announcing last night that Newcastle scouts were present to watch him ahead of a potential summer move.
Newcastle United have deployed scouts to watch midfielder Okay Yokuslu as Trabzonspor take on Osmanlispor in the Turkish Super Lig on Monday evening. [Turkish Football] #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) April 16, 2018
The 24-year-old Turkish international can operate as a centre-back or defensive midfielder, with Yokuslu having been described as the ‘Turkish Sergio Busquets’ by Spanish press recently.
As ever with any transfer rumour (especially those that come from Turkey), we’ll wait and see what comes of it, but a young player that can operate in two areas we’ll be looking to beef up this summer (CB/CM) would no doubt appeal to Benitez.