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Lille land Turkey striker Yusuf Yazici

Publish on 07/08/2019 at 13h13

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Rising star Yusuf Yazici has joined LOSC on a five-year, €16.5m deal from Turkish giants Tranzonspor, the Franch club announced on Tuesday. The Turkey international is the northern club's 15th arrival of the summer!

The Next Big Thing out of Turkey - international striker Yusuf Yazici - is now a LOSC player. The Northern Club sealed his arrival on Tuesday morning, announcing that the 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal that will link him to the club through to 2024.

Ingla: 'A remarkable left foot'

"Yusuf's signature is a source of great satisfaction for LOSC. This is an important deal for the club but Yusuf is also a major player, already very appreciated and famous in his country despite his young age. He was a leader at Trabzonspor and is a full member of the national team," declared LOSC deputy CEO Marc Ingla.

"He has great technical skills, an ability to create overlaps, a very good quality of shot and pass and a remarkable left foot that will further enrich our team for the coming season. We are confident that he will continue to progress with us, that he will quickly reveal his talent in Ligue 1 in a LOSC jersey and that he will be able to help our team have an accomplished season. Welcome to him!"

Experience

The youngster with a rocket in his left boot - who cost coach Christophe Galtier's club €16.5m - is a pure product of Turkish club Trabzonspor, whose youth academy he joined aged 11 in 2008. The young gun bagged 20 goals in 87 appearances for the senior team between 2015 and 2019.

Yazici earned his first cap for Turkey in World Cup qualifying win against Kosovo in June 2017 and now has 14 senior-team caps after having represented his country at both U19 and U21 levels.

Busy bees

He joins a long list of arrivals in a busy summer for the northern club, who have also seen the likes of star forward Nicoals Pépé join EPL giants Arsenal and influential midfielder Thiago Mendes move to French rivals Olympique Lyonnais.

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