Newcastle Face Competition For Fenerbahce Star Irfan Can Kahveci

Ankaragucu's supporters cheer for their team during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Ankaragucu and Fenerbahce at Eryaman Stadium in Ankara on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce’s star winger İrfan Can Kahveci is at the center of a transfer battle involving clubs from England, Spain, and France. His impressive season, with 18 goals and 12 assists in 45 matches, has turned heads across Europe.

Sevilla and Newcastle are locked in a bidding war for the Turkish star. Rennes from France has also joined the fray according to Aksam.

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Rennes has added Kahveci to their top transfer targets. They aim to make a splash ahead of EURO 2024 by securing his signature. However, Kahveci has previously expressed a preference for playing in Spain, potentially giving Sevilla an edge.

Kahveci’s current market value sits at €9 million, but a bidding war could see that number significantly increase.

Kahveci, expected to feature in EURO 2024 with the Turkish national team, has hinted at a European dream since joining Fenerbahce. Now, this dream could become reality with Sevilla, Newcastle, and Rennes all vying for his signature.

Despite interest from abroad, Fenerbahce is determined to keep Kahveci. His contract expires in June 2025, and the club has offered an improved deal to extend his stay.

However, Kahveci is leaving his options open, potentially influenced by a possible championship run with Fenerbahce.

The upcoming transfer window will see a crucial decision not only from Kahveci but also from Fenerbahce management.

The player must weigh his European aspirations against the potential of silverware with Fenerbahce, while the club needs to decide between holding onto their star player or accepting a potentially record-breaking transfer offer.