The name Arda Güler is rapidly gaining prominence. The 18-year-old Turkish prodigy currently plays for Fenerbahce and has been turning heads with his impressive performances. Known as the ‘Turkish Messi’, Güler’s potential is being recognized by clubs across Europe, with Arsenal and Newcastle United reportedly leading the race for his signature.
Arsenal has been linked with Güler for some time now, and according to renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, the club could secure the young talent for a surprisingly affordable fee. Romano revealed on Twitter that Güler’s release clause of £15 million has been activated, making him an attractive prospect for clubs seeking to invest in future talent.
Understand Turkish gem Arda Güler will be now available for just €17.5m fee net after taxes/solidarity 🇹🇷
…yes, just €17.5m for one of the biggest talents in Europe as release clause will be activated after playing 1500 minutes.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United is also showing keen interest in Güler. Reports suggest that the club has already initiated talks with Güler’s family and representatives, indicating a strong intent to bring the young talent to Tyneside. The club’s scouts have been monitoring Güler’s performances, including a recent match where he scored a brace for Fenerbahce.
Güler’s versatility on the pitch adds to his appeal. Capable of playing on both wings, as a number eight, 10, and even as a second striker, his skills on the ball are exceptional. With six goals and seven assists in just 18 starts last season, Güler’s potential is undeniable.
While Arsenal and Newcastle United are currently leading the race, other clubs, including Liverpool and Barcelona, have also shown interest in the young talent. However, Newcastle’s early engagement and ongoing talks with Güler’s family might give them an edge in securing his signature.