Arsenal & Napoli Scouts Impressed With Turkish Striker Semih Kilicsoy

Arsenal and Napoli scouts were left impressed with Besiktas striker Semih Kilicsoy after watching his games against Galatasaray and Antalyaspor according to Fanatik.

Per the source, scouts from major European leagues weren’t just in Turkey to watch Fenerbahçe’s Ferdi Kadıoğlu. Beşiktaş striker Semih Kılıçsoy has emerged as a surprise transfer target after impressing observers in recent matches.

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The 18-year-old has made a remarkable debut season for Beşiktaş, contributing a stellar 9 goals and 2 assists in just 17 league appearances. His impressive performances haven’t gone unnoticed.

Clubs from England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A, and France’s Ligue 1 are all reportedly keeping tabs on Kılıçsoy.

Interestingly, scouts from Arsenal and Napoli, who were initially following Kadıoğlu, were spotted watching Kılıçsoy in Beşiktaş’s matches against Galatasaray and Antalyaspor.

This surprise interest adds Arsenal and Napoli to the growing list of clubs interested in Kılıçsoy. With continued success, a fierce transfer battle could unfold at the end of the season.

Kılıçsoy’s stock continues to rise. He recently received a call-up to the Turkish national team, though ultimately switched to the U21 squad. He’s showing his talent not just at the club level, but also on the international stage.

The young striker has had a meteoric rise this season and will be hoping he can break into the senior Turkish national team in time for Euro 2024 this summer.

Kilicsoy has nine goals and one assist in 17 league games this season and is under contract until 2028.