Fenerbahce star Ozan Tufan is set for a summer exit according to reports in Turkey, meaning Everton’s luck could be in over the midfielder.
According to Fotospor, the 24-year-old is set to depart the Super Lig giants, with the Toffees and also Crystal Palace circling.
The box-to-box ace has been one of the club’s best performers this season.
With 22 appearances so far, Tufan has been indispensable for coach Ersun Yanal, playing 90 minutes in all but one game against Caykur Rizespor when he was substituted towards the end.
The player’s agent Utku Cenikli was recently quoted as saying the player could leave Fenerbahce with his stock continuing to rise.
He said (Turkish-Football): “Ozan has always wanted to play in Europe. He returned to Fenerbahce and felt he had a debt to pay.
“He wants to leave the club as a player who made Fenerbahce a return. And he does have a €20m (£17 million) release clause which will be his way of giving back.”
TBR’s view – Tufan can bring energy for Everton
Fotospor describe Tufan as a player that is ‘well suited’ to the English Premier League, which would suggest he has good physical capabilities.
Everton could do with a player who can bring some energy following last summer’s departure by Idrissa Gueye.
Tufan is an individual who can aid at both ends of the pitch though, which could be beneficial as at the moment, Carlo Ancelotti has players who do one or the other.