Inter have a chance of signing Ugurcan Cakir after Trabzonspor’s president admitted he wanted to sell the goalkeeper to a ‘top club’.
Cakir is one of the names being linked with the Nerazzurri as a potential long-term replacement for Samir Handanovic, whose future is under scrutiny after recent poor form.
The 25-year-old has kept 13 clean sheets this season for Trabzonspor, who are fourth in the Super Lig, and is considered a phenomenal prospect in Turkey.
“We haven’t received a formal offer from Inter, although I’ve read in the press that they could be interested in Cakir,” Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu told FcInterNews.it today.
“There are a few European clubs who have made approaches to his representatives and our directors: one French club, one German club and one English club.
“I told everyone ‘let’s wait until the end of the season’, but Inter haven’t made an official move.”
Agaoglu refused to name his price for Cakir but revealed Trabzonspor had already rejected an offer from another club in Serie A.
“There was another Italian team who made us a proposal a while ago, but we rejected it because it wasn’t a high-profile team,” he explained.
“There was an offer worth €19 million including add-ons but money isn’t everything for us, nor is it everything for Cakir.
“I couldn’t be realistic now if I discussed a price but you only have to watch the games to see how much a goalkeeper like him could be worth in the European market.
“We’ve decided to make a decision after Euro 2020, where Cakir will be playing for Turkey; after that we could finalise a move to Europe.
“Both us and the player are hoping he can sign for a top club.”
Cakir has made nine appearances for Turkey’s senior team, having made his debut back in May 2019.
Inter were linked with a move for Hellas Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in a report today, with Udinese’s Juan Musso thought to be too expensive for the Nerazzurri at €20 million.