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 By Eren Sarigul

Manchester City scouting Altinordu goalkeeper Berke Ozer - sources

Altinordu goalkeeper Berke Ozer has caught the attention of Manchester City scouts, sources have told ESPN FC.

City signed Enes Unal from Bursaspor in 2015 and they could be set to add another Turkish youngster to their ranks in Ozer.

Sources told ESPN FC that the Premier League club have been scouting Ozer for over a year and have expressed an interest in signing the 16-year-old, who has been dubbed the "Turkish Donnarumma" -- in reference to AC Milan's young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Despite his age, Ozer has already broken into Altinordu's first-team squad and was included on the bench earlier this month for their Turkish second-tier match against Manisaspor.

Should the youngster join City, it is likely that he will be sent out on loan to gain further experience.

Unal initially joined Genk on loan after joining City from Bursaspor, before then being loaned out to Eredivisie outfit Twente over the summer. The 19-year-old striker has been a hit in the Netherlands, scoring 10 goals in 15 league appearances so far this term.

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Berke Ozer (left) could be on his way to Manchester City.

Ozer is viewed as one of Altinordu's most promising talents and has played a role in their run in this season's UEFA Youth League.

The keeper is the latest talent to emerge from Altinordu's youth setup. The Izmir-based club recently offloaded 20-year-old Turkey international defender Caglar Soyuncu to Bundesliga side Freiburg, where he has already made 13 appearances.

Another Altinordu youth product, Cengiz Under, joined Turkish Super Lig leaders Basaksehir over the summer. Under has gone onto become a leading star in Turkey's top flight with five assists and three goals in 15 league games.

Altinordu have introduced a policy of only playing club-grown players, with the goal of building a 100 percent home-grown side.

Eren Sarigul covers Turkish football for ESPN and Follow him on Twitter: @_ErenSarigul


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