According to a recent tweet by TRT Spor journalist Firat Gunayer (translated by Sport Witness), Liverpool could make a last-ditch offer to bring Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz to Anfield before tomorrow’s deadline for the English transfer market. However, the same source has also revealed that the Reds will face stiff competition from Watford and one other undisclosed English club in pursuit of the Turkish prospect as Besiktas looks to cash in on their prized asset in this off-season.
Gunayer has claimed that Udinese are the only club to have made an official bid for the European midfield ace which has been declined by the Super Lig outfit. Tokoz came through the youth system of Eskisehir before he made a career-defining move to Besiktas last summer.
The Rapid Rise Of Dorukhan Tokoz In Turkish Football
The 23-year-old had a fantastic 2018-19 campaign in the Turkish top-flight after he put in a string of impressive displays for Senol Gunes’ side at the centre of the park. The Eskisehir-born talent featured in 25 matches for the Super Lig giants in the previous term, scoring three goals while grabbing three assists on all fronts.
He has also been a commanding presence in midfield and can put in a tireless defensive shift for his team which adds more protection for the backline. Thus, it makes sense for the Reds to move in for him this summer so that Jurgen Klopp can increase competition for Fabinho at Anfield next season.
What Are The Turkish Playmaker’s Best Attributes?
Tokoz has decent pace under his belt which allows him to cover a lot of ground inside his own half. The Turkey international had also added a few goals and assists to his game last season which makes him such an attractive proposition for any of his potential suitors. He can make some vital interceptions for his team but needs to find consistency on the pitch if he wants to taste success at the highest level.
At 23, the Super Lig rising star has already represented Turkey in five international matches while registering one goal for his nation in the process. The addition of Tokoz will undeniably bolster Klopp’s attacking options at the Merseyside club. He will not only improve the overall depth of the Liverpool squad but will also push Fabinho for a place in Klopp’s starting XI in the upcoming campaign.
Signing Tokoz: Wise Move For Liverpool?
Tokoz is about to embark upon the peak years of his playing carer which the Reds could look to benefit from over the next few seasons. Recruiting the versatile defensive midfielder, who can also operate at right-back, could turn out to be a shrewd acquisition for the Merseyside giants before the start of the new campaign.
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