Arsenal to battle Tottenham for Galatasaray winger
Arsenal have been linked with a move for a left-winger ahead of the summer transfer window.
After the emergence of Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard as key players, the need for fresh attacking midfielders at the Emirates certainly appeared to have been lessened.
However, now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has moved on, Arsenal could probably do with another left-winger.
Gabriel Martinelli is a natural in that spot, but if the Gunners are in Europe next season, they will, without doubt, need further options in the attacking third.
Could that man be Kerem Akturkoglu? Football.london have cited reports that link Arsenal with the winger, stating that they and Tottenham are among the clubs interested in signing the Galatasaray winger.
And, after Spanish giant Atletico Madrid and Lyon sent scouts to follow the 23-year-old to matches against Besiktas and Barcelona, the two north London clubs have also entered the race as likely suitors.
Arsenal and Spurs’ interest has also all but been confirmed by Galatasaray executive Isitan Gun who said this recently: “Kerem Akturkoglu had a very good season last year and is one of our best players this season.
“It’s too early, but two Premier League teams and some La Liga teams have already expressed their interest in Kerem Akturkoglu.”
Who is Kerem Akturkoglu?
Akturkoglu would join current side Galatasaray on a free transfer in 2020.
Akturkoglu, who is under contract until 2026, has since scored 17 and assisted 12 in 73 outings for the Turkish powerhouse.
And whilst Akturkoglu is a left-winger by trade, he is fairly versatile and can also play on the right and through the middle. Could he be the man to support Martinelli at Arsenal?
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