Rising Stars of the Super Lig: Ones to Watch

Galatasaray's supporters celebrate their 2017-2018 champion title in Istanbul on May 19, 2018, after the Turkish Spor Toto Super league football match between Goztepe and Galatasaray which Galatasaray won 1-0. - Galatasaray have won the Turkish Super League for the 21st time. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Super Lig has always been a breeding ground for young football talent, and Efe Tatlı, Umut Güneş, and Gökdeniz Bayrakdar are among the latest names to make their mark in Turkish football. These young players have impressed fans and coaches alike with their exceptional skills on the field, and their performances have not gone unnoticed.

In this article, we will look at these rising stars and their journeys to become some of the most exciting players in the Super Lig.

Sacha Boey

Sacha Boey is a promising French footballer who plays as a right-back for Galatasaray in the Turkish Süper Lig. Born on September 13, 2000, Boey began his professional career at Rennes, where he debuted in a Ligue 1 match against Toulouse FC on May 5, 2019. He quickly established himself as a critical player for the team, showcasing his excellent technical skills and ability to read the game.

In July 2021, Galatasaray announced that Boey had signed a contract with the club to keep him there until the end of the 2024-25 season. Since joining Galatasaray, Boey has continued to impress with his performances, earning the praise of fans and football experts alike.

Manchester United have shown interest in signing Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey to bolster their defence this summer. Sources say United has made inquiries about his availability, but no talks or offers have taken place yet. Boey, who has three years left on his contract, is valued at around €20 million by Galatasaray. The 22-year-old has attracted interest from other clubs, such as Arsenal and Newcastle United.

Arda Güler

Arda Guler is an 18-year-old midfielder who has taken the Turkish football league by storm this season. The Fenerbahce player has been dubbed the “Turkish Messi” by fans in his homeland thanks to his excellent technical ability, left-footedness, and impressive performances on the pitch.

Guler debuted for Fenerbahce last season and quickly became a regular starter for the Turkish giants in this campaign. He primarily plays in central midfield but has experience playing as an inside winger. His ability to move the ball quickly and accurately under pressure is remarkable for such a young player.

Several European clubs have expressed interest in Guler, but Barcelona seems to be leading the race for his signature. The Catalan club is known for developing young talent, and Guler’s potential to become one of Europe’s best players has caught their eye and could be one to watch for the future.

Nathan Redmond

Nathan Redmond is an English professional footballer known for his role as a winger for the Süper Lig club in Beşiktaş. While not a young star, he is new to the Super Lig, only joining in September 2022. He was born on March 6, 1994, in Birmingham, West Midlands, to parents of Irish and Jamaican descent. Redmond started his football career as a youngster with his hometown club, Birmingham City. At 16 years and 173 days old, he made his debut for Birmingham City in the League Cup second-round tie against Rochdale, becoming the club’s second-youngest player ever.

He represented England at levels up to under-19 and made his first under-21 debut in the 2013 European Under-21 Championship finals.

In the 2013 close season, Redmond moved to Premier League club Norwich City before switching to Southampton in the 2016 close season. In 2022, he signed up for the Turkish Süper Lig club Beşiktaş.

Besiktas continued their winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Giresunspor in the Super Lig on Saturday at the Vodafone Park Stadium. Nathan Redmond, who had previously scored three goals and provided an assist in the Istanbul derby against Fenerbahce, once again put on an impressive performance by scoring in the game. Redmond has been a key player for Besiktas this season and could be an outsider contender for the Golden Boot next season, according to football odds today, scoring four goals and providing five assists in 1132 minutes of Super Lig football. He has also contributed three goals and three assists in the team’s last three games.

Besiktas moved into second place in the league table, eight points behind leaders Galatasaray, after Vincent Aboubakar scored a brace in the win over Giresunspor. However, Fenerbahce have two games in hand, while Galatasaray have one game in hand.

Edin Višća


Edin Višća is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Süper Lig club Trabzonspor. Višća started his career at Budućnost Banovići before moving to Željezničar in 2009 and then joining İstanbul Başakşehir in 2011. In January 2022, he signed with Trabzonspor on a contract until June 2025.

Since joining Trabzonspor, Višća has made an immediate impact on the club. He made his official debut for the team against Sivasspor on 15 January 2022, and on 23 January, he scored his first goal for Trabzonspor against Galatasaray, securing a crucial victory for his team. Višća’s performances on the pitch have been a key factor in Trabzonspor’s success this season, as the club was proclaimed league champions on 30 April 2022.

Višća has had a successful career so far, having won multiple trophies with İstanbul Başakşehir, including the 1. Lig title in 2014 and the Süper Lig title in 2020. He was also named Süper Lig’s Player of the Season in 2019, becoming the first Bosnian player ever to win that award. Višća has scored over 100 goals and provided numerous assists for his clubs, cementing his reputation as a prolific winger.


The article discusses some of the young and upcoming football stars in the Turkish Süper Lig, including Sacha Boey, Arda Güler, Nathan Redmond, and Edin Višća. Boey, a right-back for Galatasaray, is attracting interest from clubs like Manchester United, while Barcelona has shown interest in Güler, a midfielder with Fenerbahce. Redmond, a winger for Besiktas, has been in good form recently, scoring four goals and providing five assists in the Super Lig this season. Višća, a winger with Trabzonspor, has made an immediate impact since joining the team in January 2022, and his performances have been a key factor in the club’s success.