Man United & Arsenal in battle to sign 15-year-old Valencia wonder kid before he signs professional contract

Man United & Arsenal in battle to sign 15-year-old Valencia wonder kid

Valencia wonder-kid Ferhat Cogalan continues to attract interest from across Europe.

Arsenal and Manchester United are in a race with Galatasaray and AC Milan to land the highly prized 15-year-old a source close to the player told Turkish-Football.

The European giants want to sign Cogalan before he signs a professional contract with Valencia.

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Cogalan’s representatives face a dilemma over sticking with Valencia who signed him aged 12 or make a switch.

Valencia will hold a meeting to discuss future terms with the rising star described as being the jewel of the academy.

Cogalan first came to the attention of United after being recommended by Phil Neville during his time as Valencia assistant coach.

In fact Cogalan’s father Sedat travelled to Manchester for talks with United at Carrington.

Sedat was quoted as saying: “We’re in no hurry because Ferhat is in contract with Valencia until 2021. 

“But when a club like Manchester United invites us, it is logical that we study the proposal, right?”


The Turkish youth international was born in Arak, Trabzon and joined Valencia aged 12 where he has gone onto make a name for himself.