Arsenal Interested in €25m Rated Galatasaray Star Baris Yilmaz

Galatasaray supporters celebrate after the football club was crowned champion of Turkey's top division for a record 22nd time on May 19, 2019 in Istanbul. - Galatasaray sealed their 22nd Turkish league title with a dramatic 2-1 win over nearest challengers Istanbul Basaksehir in a capital-city derby marred by violence. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray’s Barış Alper Yılmaz has emerged as a hot prospect after his impressive performances at Euro 2024. The 24-year-old winger tormented defenders throughout the tournament, raising his stock and attracting the attention of European giants.

Arsenal, a Premier League powerhouse, reportedly scouted Yılmaz closely during the Euros and compiled a glowing report on him according to Fanatik.

Per the source, while no official offer has reached Galatasaray yet, the club is said to value him at a minimum of €25 million.

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Head coach Okan Buruk aims to keep Yılmaz for another season, hoping to use him effectively and potentially break a club transfer record when he eventually sells.

The Turkish international is under contract until 2027 but Galatasaray could cash in if the price is right and if Yilmaz wants to leave.

Yılmaz’s impact at Euro 2024 wasn’t lost on his opponents either. Even Virgil van Dijk, a world-renowned defender, acknowledged the winger’s talent after their Euro clash against Turkey.

“He kept us on our toes,” said van Dijk. “His relentless running and tight control were a constant threat. Players like him are a nightmare for defenders. He forced us to work incredibly hard at the back. He’s a vital player for them, a real problem.”

Yılmaz’s Euro 2024 performances have catapulted him into the spotlight. With Arsenal reportedly interested and Galatasaray valuing him highly, a transfer saga could be brewing for the young Turkish star.