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Leicester chase Turkish Messi

According to talkSPORT, Leicester City are working on a deal to bring Abdűlkadir Őműr, who has been described as the Turkish Messi, to the King Power stadium.

The 18 year-old forward currently plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor, and is regarded as a star of the future. Arsenal have been linked with him in the past, while he has also been watched by both Bayern Munich and Tottenham.

Now Leicester want to land the Turkey under-19 international, and are prepared to offer up to £20 million to get him.

Őműr made his debut as a 16-year old in a Turkish Cup match in January 2016, and made his first league start in December of that year, scoring his first goal for the club 5 days later.

Trabzonspor want to keep hold of Őműr for at least one more season, but they may struggle to say no to such a lucrative offer.

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