By Scott Taylor
Samed Yesil has been linked with a move away from Premier League side Liverpool, with Trabzonspor the club after his signature, according to Turkish newspaper Milliyet. Yesil, 21, is currently out on loan at Swiss Premier League side FC Luzern, a team managed by former Red Markus Babbel. However, after failing to make an impact at Liverpool so far, Trabzonspor is reportedly keen on giving Yesil regular first team football.
Yesil joined Liverpool from German side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £1m in 2012, but before playing for the Bundesliga side, he grew up in Trabzon and is reportedly a Trabzonspor fan. He came to Liverpool, with a huge reputation, scoring 58 goals in 75 games for Bayer’s youth teams before making his debut for the first team.
He has struggled with several long-term injuries, which has seen opportunities limited, and has made just 20 appearances for the Reds’ U21 side in the four years he has been at the club, scoring six goals.
Since joining FC Luzern on a season-long loan in August, Yesil had scored once and created two assists in eight games for the Swiss side, who are currently 4th in Swiss Premier League. Trabzonspor currently sit eight with 27 points from their opening 20 league games. The side have also scored 27 goals, and are reportedly targetting Yesil to try and improve their goal-scoring form ahead of their 50th anniversary as a club.