It was reported by Turkish newspaper Fotospor back in late March that agent Kees Vos, who works for the agency that manages Barlaser, had offered the midfielder to Besiktas.
Barlaser’s father is Turkish, and he has represented Turkey at under 16 and under 17 level. He has however also played for England Under 18s, and has signalled his determination in recent months to break into the Newcastle first team after making his senior debut under manager Rafa Benitez this season.
The 20 year old played in the third round and fourth round of the FA Cup, starting the 3-1 win over Birmingham City on the left wing, and the 3-0 defeat to Oxford in his more favoured central midfield role.
With Newcastle’s promotion to the Premier League, Barlaser’s game time may be limited, and it could be the case that he seeks to leave either on loan or permanently this summer to gain first team football.