Date of birth: 01/12/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Gölcük (Turkey)
Youth career: Gölcükspor, Besiktas JK (since 2013)
Senior career: Besiktas JK
Squad number: 49
Current national team: Turkey U-18
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: Erdil Arpacı
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Luka Modrić & Andrea Pirlo
– tactical intelligence
Style of play:
– deep-lying playmaker/creative number “8”
– likes to play long balls
– likes to play through balls
– likes to use space and time on the ball to orchestrate the moves of the whole team
– set-piece specialist
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option
– finds himself best in positional attack
– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability
– excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game
– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Eslem Öztürk joined Besiktas JK youth academy in 2013 from a small club Gölcükspor. He is regarded as one of the most talented teenagers in Turkey. He made his professional debut for BJK on 2 February 2015 in a Turkish Cup game against Caykur Rizespor. He didn’t make his debut in Süper Lig, but it seems to be just a matter of time before Şenol Güneş gives him a chance to play for “Black Eagles” in a league game.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.