Arsenal Scout Ferdi Kadioglu Again But Face Competition

Turkish left-back Ferdi Kadioglu continued his impressive Euro 2024 run, catching the eye of scouts from Premier League giants Arsenal during Turkey’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Austria.

Kadioglu, a mainstay in the Turkish defense, has been a key figure in their unexpected run to the quarter-finals.

His performance against Austria wasn’t an exception, with sources close to Turkish-Football reporting that scouts from Arsenal were at the game again but were joined by several other clubs were present to specifically watch the 24-year-old defender.

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Kadioglu’s Versatility and Stats Attract Attention

Kadioglu’s attacking prowess and solid defensive play have garnered significant interest. This isn’t the first time Arsenal have scouted him.

Currently playing for Fenerbahce, Kadioglu has consistently impressed with his versatility. He can play on either flank, offering additional tactical options for potential buyers.

Arsenal’s interest in Kadioglu stems from their desire to solidify their left-back position and strengthen defensively.

The Turkish international is a versatile full-back who can play on either flank, as a wing back, in defence and more advanced roles.

Against Austria he won the most touches (71), won the most duels, (10) won the most tackles (6) and won the most fouls (3) – according to Squawka.

He has also created more chances than any other player in the tournament this summer.

Competition and Price Tag

With both Arsenal and Manchester United circling, a bidding war for Kadioglu’s signature could ensue. Fenerbahce, valuing their star player at €30 million, will likely demand a hefty fee, especially considering his performances at Euro 2024.

Reports in the Turkish media also suggest Borussia Dortmund are expected to make an offer for the versatile defender.

Kadioglu’s impressive Euro 2024 campaign has thrust him into the spotlight and he faces his biggest test next in the quarter-final clash against the Netherlands.