Arsenal To Pocket Over £5million From The Sale Of Former Academy Graduate

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Arsenal could be set to make a sizeable profit on one of their former academy players after Besiktas set a €20million price tag on Oguzhan Ozyakup.

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According to the latest reports in the Turkish media, Ozyakup is one of the hottest talents on the scene right now and clubs are lining up to get hold of the midfielder.

The 24-year-old departed Arsenal back in 2012 to join up with Besiktas for just £500,000 with Wenger reportedly being reluctant to see the youngster leave without being given a chance.

That provoked him to slap a clause in the contract that would see the Gunners cash in on 30% of whatever Ozyakup is sold for in his next move.

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If Ozyakup manages to secure a big money move for Besiktas’ asking price in January then Arsenal would have an extra £5.3million to play with in the bank.

That could easily compensate for the failure to sell Mathieu Debuchy this summer and the minimal transfer fees that were picked up for Gabriel and Wojciech Szczesny.

Many supporters would like to see that figure reinvested into the transfer budget as wage demands are becoming a huge problem following the cases surrounding Ozil and Alexis.

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