April 22, 2024

Birmingham City has been linked with a bid for Galatasaray forward Halil Dervişolu, according to Kaya Temel.

Temel claims in a YouTube video that Dervişolu is interested in the ex-Brentford and Burnley midfielder, along with two Dutch clubs.

Dervişolu is no stranger to English football, having spent three years at Brentford, scoring one goal and assisting one in a total of twelve appearances. This was due to multiple loan spells, including with Galatasaray, who signed him permanently in the summer of 2023.

Burnely was one of the other clubs to take Dervişolu on loan during this time, as he was a member of the Championship-winning squad last season. Dervişolu, on the other hand, only made nine appearances and scored once during his stint at Turf Moor.

Despite a paucity of playing time in recent seasons, Dervişolu has been more prolific at international level, netting six goals in sixteen appearances. The 24-year-old might be a valuable addition to Mowbray’s Birmingham City squad, which has been dogged by speculations of a Jay Stansfield leave to either Ipswich Town or Sunderland as the January transfer window approaches. However, the arrival of new manager Tony Mowbray appears to have encouraged Stansfield to stay for the time being, following Mowbray’s previous developments with young players at Sunderland, a list that includes the improvement of players such as Jack Clarke, who has lit up the league this season with twelve goals from left wing.

 

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Whether Stansfield remains or not, Dervişolu might be a good addition to the Blues’ front line, providing another option alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz and Scott Hogan.

Blues have also been linked with Bournemouth striker Kieffer Moore, who is desired by a number of Championship clubs in transfer window. Sunderland, however, are the frontrunners in this race, according to The Northern Echo, as the Black Cats have already held preliminary talks with Bournemouth over Moore’s signature but are awaiting a definitive decision on whether the Cherries want to keep the Welsh international.

Should the Blues sign Dervişolu, or are there better offensive options available this summer?

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