Rotherham United are keen on a move for Walsall midfielder Erhun Oztumer, according to the Express and Star.

The Millers boss Paul Warne is a big fan of the Turkish midfielder and says he would be very interested if he became available. Oztumer has been in impressive form for League One side Walsall over the past year or so.

The 26 year-old has scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Saddlers this season and bagged 15 for them in the last campaign. He is seen as one of Walsall’s best players and they will not sell him on the cheap.

He is only 5ft 3inc and called the “Turkish Messi” by some. He was born in Greenwich and played for Charlton Athletic and Fisher Athletic before moving to Turkish side Manisaspor in 2007 aged 16. He was a regular for their youth team in the 2007/08 season and he was snapped up by Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor.

He never made a senior appearance for Sivasspor but got game time playing for their youth team. He then moved to the fourth tier of Turkish football in 2011 when he signed for Üsküdar Anadolu.

After spending a season with Üsküdar Anadolu he then decided to move back to England and join non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. He was prolific for them in the 49 goals in 78 league games. This form attracted the attention of Peterborough United who signed him in 2014.

He played for the Posh for another two seasons until the expiry of contract of when he joined their League One rivals Walsall. He has carried on his good form for the Saddlers and now has Rotherham on his tail.

 

 

 

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