Arsenal had talks with Galatasaray about signing Sacha Boey in the summer but they never made a bid for him according to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano in his latest Daily Briefing column.
Romano says that Arsenal were only interested in Boey as a backup option, as their top target was Jurrien Timber. And that there were talks but ‘nothing advanced.
The journalist says that there is still interest in Boey from other clubs, so it will be interesting to see if he moves in the near future.
“Another player linked with Arsenal is Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey, who spoke in an interview recently about the Gunners holding talks to sign him during the summer, though he says they never made an official bid,” Romano said.
“Honestly, though, I’m told Arsenal were never in concrete talks for any fullback as they signed Jurrien Timber as their priority target to cover different positions.
“So with Boey it was nothing concrete, nothing advanced. Many clubs are following Boey for the future but it’s not something that we can describe as a deal or negotiation yet.”
Even if Arsenal don’t come back in for him, another club might. Boey would add depth to the Arsenal squad, which would be useful with Timber injured. However, Arteta may prioritize other areas, as he has Ben White as a good option at right-back.
Boey has been linked with several Premier League sides this season after impressing in both the Super Lig and Champions League against European giants such as Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
The 23-year-old is under contract until 2025 so Galatasaray are in no hurry to sell unless the club receives an offer that matches their valuation for the star right-back.
Boey has one goal in 22 appearances in all competitions for the reigning Super Lig champions this season.