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Reds youngster keen to stay despite interest

Last Updated: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:48
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Liverpool youngster Samed Yesil has denied he's in talks over a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor and says he wants to stay at Anfield.

The 20-year-old German Under-19 international joined the Reds two years ago and arrived with a big reputation after hitting 28 goals in 33 youth internationals for his country, while he also managed a highly impressive 19 in 23 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen Under-19s before his move.

However, a succession of injuries have meant he has been nowhere near the first team under boss Brendan Rodgers, making just two senior appearances in the League Cup in the 2012/13 season.

Yesil says Trabzonspor, the team he grew up supporting, are interested in his services but he denies he's held talks, while Turkish rivals Fenerbahce are also said to be interested.

He said: "I am from Bayburt and I am a Trabzonspor fan, however rumours that I rejected Fenerbahce because of the team I support are false. I never said I would never play for Fenerbahce, I am a professional.

"Trabzonspor have made an offer to Liverpool. However, I have not entered talks with Trabzonspor yet. It's an honour to be associated with them but I don't want to leave Liverpool either."

It is thought Yesil is among several young players Rodgers is keen to get rid of this summer as he makes room for new signings, with the likes of Iago Aspas, Suso and Conor Coady also all thought to be available for transfer at the right price.

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