Semih Kılıçsoy continues to turn heads with his impressive performances for Besiktas. His brace against Trabzonspor not only secured victory for his team but also caught the eye of several European giants.
Besiktas spokesperson Feyyaz Uçar acknowledged the growing interest and stated that it will be difficult to keep their star man on beyond the end of the season: “It was the most pleasing event for him to come out and take responsibility and reveal his talent.
“I want to say that he plays in Beşiktaş for many years, but I don’t think we can keep it either. The biggest star of Turkish football in recent years. Offers have already started. Montella will also invite you to the national team.
“If he plays in the European Championship, we will look at the next one. We had good games from time to time in 3 matches that we could not win, but we had problems with the last hits.
“We have a hard time in matches where there is no Semih. There is always Semih’s signature in our attack terminations,”
Kılıçsoy, who has amassed 7 goals and 1 assist in just 11 appearances, has reportedly drawn interest from several European clubs, Turkish-Football reported that Arsenal are scouting the striker.
Aksam meanwhile, also reported that Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid, Juventus as well as the Gunners are in the race for the rising star.
Notably, Dortmund is said to have been monitoring him since the season’s start and is prepared to go all out for his signature.
The young striker, aware of the potential to increase his value with a strong showing in the upcoming Euro 2024, is reportedly aiming to contribute further to Besiktas’ financial well-being before considering a move.
With a contract extending until 2028, Besiktas faces a delicate balancing act: maximizing Kılıçsoy’s potential while securing a significant transfer fee in the future.
The youngster’s talent and ambition, coupled with the interest from top European clubs, suggest a fascinating journey ahead.