Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has insisted that Ugurcan Cakir, who is reportedly on the radar of Spurs is one of the three best goalkeepers in European football.
According to a report by Turkish news outlet Fotospor, the 23-year-old’s form this season has attracted interest from English clubs including Spurs and Liverpool, both of whom are said to be following the youngster’s progress closely.
It has been reported on multiple occasions in the Turkish press this season that Tottenham have sent their scouts to watch Cakir in action.
Hugo Lloris has been in fine form for Spurs in between the sticks after his return from injury while the Frenchman’s understudy, Paulo Gazzaniga has also stepped up to the plate when required this season.
However, a recent report from The Sun claimed that Jose Mourinho is not convinced by the Argentine and wishes to sign another goalkeeper in the summer in order to push Lloris.
Agaoglu hinted that Cekir might be on the way out in the summer but insisted that it could take as much as £25 million to price him away.
The Trabzonspor told Turkish Football: “Our transfer budget will be determined by who is sold at the end of the season.
“In my opinion, Ugurcan Cakir is one of the three best goalkeepers in Europe and a huge prospect in Turkish football.
“We want £17-21 million for him but it could be up to £25 million. Of course, we hope he stays.”
Spurs Web Opinion
With Michel Vorm set to leave at the end of the season, we will surely be in the market for a goalkeeper in the summer. It would make sense to sign someone like Cekir who can potentially be eased into the team as Hugo Lloris’ successor in the long-term. I believe Gazzaniga has done well when called upon but I just don’t see him being the first choice when Lloris finally does leave a couple of years down the line.
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