Former Arsenal midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup is considering leaving Besiktas in the summer, but wants to do so on good terms.
Ozyakup is out of contract in the summer with an agreement on an extension still not reached with Besiktas.
Turkish outlet Aksam are reporting that the 25-year-old wants to leave Besiktas, but will still extend his contract as he wants to leave on good terms.
They report that Ozyakup wants to try his luck in Western Europe, with Arsenal named as one of his options
The midfielder, who played in Arsenal’s youth academy before leaving in 2012, has been linked with a return to North London before.
Arsenal reportedly have a 30% sell-on clause in Ozyakup’s contract, which was said to be causing issues during negotiations over a new deal.
That clause will expire along with his current contract, hence it would have been in Arsenal’s best interest for the player to have moved last summer.
With a new contract, Besiktas would be able to sell him without having to give any of the profit to Arsenal.
Arsenal have plenty of creative talent at the moment, but continued uncertainty about Jack Wilshere’s contract could leave them needing a new midfielder.