Chelsea are interested in securing the services of Altinordu goalkeeper Berke Ozer next summer. According to recent reports, the Blues are eager to make a swoop for the 17-year-old youngster, who has dubbed as the Gianluigi Donnarumma, this summer. However, they might face competition from other European clubs with the likes of Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Manchester City keeping tabs on the Turkish starlet’s progress this season.
Some sources are claiming that the reigning Premier League champions are ready to battle it out for Ozer’s signature next summer as they look to build for a bigger and brighter future in the coming years. Ozer is currently plying his trade in Altinordu, who play in the second tier of Turkish football. It is expected that the Turkish outfit are bracing themselves for several bids for their prized asset this summer and are prepared to let Ozer choose his next destination.
The Turkish wonderkid has made 6 appearances for Altinordu this season, conceding 12 goals and keeping one clean sheet across all competitions.
The West London side are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table with a tally of 56 points in 30 Premier League matches but are a staggering 22 points behind league leaders Manchester City. They are in dire need of reinforcements in the summer but the club might also look to build for the future. The addition of Ozer will definitely bolster their goalkeeping options in a few years time but for now, it seems like they could use the cash to strengthen other areas of their squad.
Chelsea have the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Willy Caballero and Eduardo Carvalho in their squad. The potential signing of Ozer will undoubtedly add more squad depth ahead of the new campaign as the Blues look to bridge the gap between themselves and the Manchester clubs in the coming years. They are in need of a long-term successor for Courtois as the Spaniard’s future at the club looks uncertain.
Ozer has immense potential and could develop into a top-class keeper capable of being a regular first-starter in the top tier of English football. However, young players have found it hard cutting the mustard at Stamford Bridge in recent years and more often than not, they have been loaned out in search of first-team opportunities. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of the Turkish wonderkid and whether he ends up making a switch to the Premier League in the near future.