Arsenal Eye Fenerbahce’s Kadioglu But Face Transfer Battle

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Ferdi Kadioglu from Fenerbahce, but securing the 24-year-old winger could prove challenging according to TRT Spor.

Kadioglu, a versatile player comfortable on both flanks, has been a mainstay for Fenerbahce this season, appearing in all but one of their league matches as they chase the title against rivals Galatasaray.

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His impressive form extends beyond domestic competition, with 3 goals and 4 assists in 41 games across all competitions.

Mikel Arteta’s interest might stem from a desire to bolster the left-back position due to frequent injuries to Oleksandr Zinchenko and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

However, Arsenal isn’t the only club keen on Kadioglu. Reports suggest Napoli are also in the race for his signature.

Fenerbahce is likely to be a tough negotiator. Kadioglu’s impressive stats, including an 85% pass accuracy and a knack for dispossessing opponents an average of seven times per game, make him a valuable asset.

The report suggests Fenerbahce would only consider a sale for an “astronomical” fee, further complicated by Kadioglu’s contract that runs for over two more years.

This transfer saga goes beyond Kadioglu. Arteta is reportedly looking for reinforcements in both attack and midfield, potentially due to anticipated departures from academy players.

Players like Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reiss Nelson have been linked with moves away, and any transfer fees received would be considered full profit under Financial Fair Play regulations.

Additionally, reports suggest Aaron Ramsdale, Mohamed Elneny, and Cedric Soares could also be heading out of the Emirates Stadium before next season.