According to reports in the Turkish media, West Ham are among the clubs to have made offers for Erkan Eyibil.
West Ham, Newcastle United and Fenerbahce have offered deals to Eyibil, who is now weighing up his options, as per Aksam.
Eyibil is currently playing for Mainz, where he has been impressing for the German side’s youth team.
But with just one year remaining on his contract, a host of clubs have taken an interest and could now swoop, including West Ham.
Fenerbahce reportedly lead the chase for Eyibil. But he is mulling over offers from West Ham and Newcastle as well.
Who is Erkan Eyibil?
Eyibil has been dubbed the “new Mesut Ozil”. Given his German-Turkish ethnic background and his left-footed playmaker style of play, this comes as no surprise.
The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the top young talents in Germany. And his goal and assist tallies at youth level are sensational.
Representing Mainz’s under-19 side in the A-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest, Eyibil has scored nine and assisted four in 16 games, according to transfermarkt.
And transfermarkt adds that the Germany under-18 starlet scored 27 and provided 27 assists in 47 games for the under-17 team.
West Ham will be hoping he picks a move to London over Newcastle and Fenerbahce as he looks a real talent for the future.