Corresponding Star gazetesiArsenal are set to open talks with Galatasaray over a deal for Tottenham target Kerem Akturkoglu at the end of the season.
What’s the matter?
Well, the Turkish news outlet believes the Gunners are ready to ‘open their wallets’ and bring the 23-year-old to the Premier League.
Star gazetesi believe Galatasaray are demanding €20m for the Turkey international, who is also wanted by Atlético Madrid, Lyon and VfL Wolfsburg.
Last December, Akturkoglu signed a long-term contract until June 2026, which is why his valuation is quite high.
The left winger was a sensation in Turkey and appears to be a huge talent that Mikel Arteta would be keen to get his hands on.
Kerem Akturkoglu should pick Arsenal over Tottenham
In our view, Akturkoglu has a better chance of succeeding in the Premier League if he chooses Arsenal over Tottenham.
The Emirates Stadium seems to place much more value on young players than the Spurs under Antonio Conte.
Akturkoglu should be interested in U23 gems like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe shining under Arteta as he could do the same with the Spaniard’s help.
Conte is not known for working closely with young players, while if he were to join Spurs he would also have to compete with Heung-min Son at left flank.
So if we were Akturkoglu, we would definitely pick Arsenal over Tottenham – it’s a no-brainer from our point of view.
In other news: ‘I have this feeling’: Jamie Redknapp believes Tottenham could pose a ‘big problem’ for Liverpool.
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