Lazio have reportedly made contact with Besiktas over a deal to sign Turkey international Dorukhan Tokoz.
The latest reports in Italy suggest that Lazio will look to sign Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz.
Besiktas spent 150,000 euros to sign the Turkey international from Eskişehirspor in the summer of 2018. The 23-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2021.
Tokoz made 25 appearances across all competitions for Besiktas, scoring 3 goals and supplying 3 assists in return.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Turkey.
As a member of Turkey national football team, Tokoz won five caps and he scored one goal.
Dorukhan Tokoz will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Besiktas this term.
Lazio have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The Turkey international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Simone Inzaghi wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Dorukhan Tokoz can play multiple positions in midfield.
According to Football Italia, “Lazio have reportedly set their sights on Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz and offered €7m for the Turkey international. According to the Turkish newspaper Aksam, the Biancocelesti see the defensive midfielder as the perfect replacement for Milan Badelj, who seems likely to leave the club this summer. However, the paper reports that the €7m bid isn’t enough for the Istanbul based side to part with the player that they bought from Eskisehirspor last summer for €150,000.”
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Besiktas are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a right offer for him.
The 23-year-old would be a very good addition for Lazio and they can afford him as well.
Lazio fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.
Whether or not this is the end for Tokoz in Besiktas remains to be seen. If the move goes through as reported, then it would be a fantastic deal for all parties involved.
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