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Istanbulspor’s Zeki Celik heading to Lille

Istanbulspor's Zeki Celik heading to Lille

The young right-back has agreed to join the Ligue 1 club.

Another young Turkish player from the lower leagues of Turkey is being picked up by a European club. Istanbulspor full-back Mehmet Zeki Celik has agreed terms with Ligue 1 outfit Lille.

The two clubs are reported to have reached an agreement over the transfer of the talented player.

The 21-year-old has been courted by several European clubs last season as well as the big three (Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas) in Turkey.

He is a natural right-back but is also capable of playing as a central defender.

The youngster is a Bursaspor academy product and due to a transfer clause agreement between his former club Bursaspor and Istanbulspor, the Green Crocodiles are entitled to 50% of any future transfer fee.

Last season, Celik scored 3 goals in 36 appearances for Istanbulspor.