Manchester United Set For Talks With Arsenal Target Ferdi Kadioglu 

Manchester United are reportedly ramping up their efforts to sign Fenerbahce left-back Ferdi Kadioglu according to Turkish transfer reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu.

United have entered the race along with Arsenal for the highly rated Turkish full-back.

The Red Devils are desperate for reinforcements at left-back after Luke Shaw’s injury struggles last season and Tyrell Malacia’s fitness woes. With both players unavailable for extended periods, United lacked a natural left-sided defender.

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Kadioglu has emerged as a key target for manager Erik ten Hag. The 24-year-old impressed with his attacking and defensive contributions for Fenerbahce, who finished runners-up in the Turkish league. He also shone at Euro 2024 before Turkey’s exit in the quarter-finals.

Sabuncuoğlu said United are seriously interested in Kadioglu and are ready to expedite his signing on his latest podcast. While they haven’t yet approached Fenerbahce with an official offer, Kadioglu is firmly on their radar. 

He said: “Manchester United are scouting Ferdi Kadioglu, the scouts are preparing his report, United are very interested in Ferdi and are preparing a move for him next week.

“There has not been a formal offer yet but he is on the shortlist, I expected United to hold talks with his representatives soon. If talks go well United will make a formal move for him.”

Talks with Kadioglu’s representatives are reportedly planned in the coming days to explore a potential transfer.

United could face competition from Arsenal who have also been scouting the in form full-back as reported by Turkish-Football.

The Gunners scouted Kadioglu throughout Euro 2024.