Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray are closely monitoring the progress of promising attacker Lacina Traore, currently under contract at Romanian side Cluj, according to several reports from Turkey. The Istanbul side are in the market for attacking reinforcements due to the expected return of loanee Jo to Manchester City at the end of the season, and head coach Frank Rijkaard has supposedly pinpointed Traore as the perfect replacement.The towering Ivory Coast starlet has been in impressive form for Cluj this season and this hasn’t gone unnoticed in the rest of Europe. Aside from Galatasaray, clubs such as Udinese, PSV and Arsenal are also believed to be keeping tabs on the 19-year-old.
It remains to be seen though whether Galatasaray are willing to meet Cluj’s hefty demands. The Romanian side have reportedly set a €7 million asking price for their young attacker.