Tottenham Hotspur have had an initial £18 million offer for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir rejected, according to reports from Turkey.
Cakir has been in impressive form for Trabzonspor this season and has played an important role in their rise to the top of the Turkish Super Lig.
His impressive displays have reportedly seen him attract the attention of several clubs across Europe with the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Lazio, Monaco, Brighton and Newcastle all reportedly sending their scouts to watch the 24-year-old in action this season (Fotospor).
Domestic news outlet Karadeniz Gazete report that Tottenham have already made their first offer for the Turkish international but saw their £18 million offer turned down by Trabzonspor while North London rivals Arsenal are now said to have entered the race.
The report suggests that the Lilywhites will return with a second offer of around £24 million for the goalkeeper when the global health crisis is over.
In fact, the publication quotes a source close to the player as saying that Spurs are 90 per cent likely to complete the deal for Cakir this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
Contrary to some reports, I don’t think we are looking for a direct replacement for Hugo Lloris this summer. I suspect Mourinho and the coaching staff want to bring in a younger keeper who can serve as the Frenchman’s understudy and learn from him before becoming the first choice a couple of seasons down the line. Cakir perfectly fits that profile.
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