Murat Teber confirms Arsenal, Manchester City interest in Semih Kilicsoy

Murat Teber, the agent of young Turkish striker Semih Kilicsoy, confirmed Arsenal and Manchester City’s interest ahead of the summer.

Arsenal are in the market for a new striker, and Mikel Arteta may have changed his plans on the profile he wants in the summer. For a long time, many had suggested the Gunners would look for an established goalscorer who can guarantee them 25 goals in a season to improve their overall performances.

However, the emergence of Kai Havertz in the No.9 role has led to a rethink over Arsenal’s striker pursuit. Despite recent links to Victor Osimhen, the Gunners are, in fact, looking for a young striker who they can develop in the first team.

According to recent reports, Benjamin Sesko has been one of their top targets. While further stories have suggested the RB Leipzig star prefers a move to the Emirates, there are things that could complicate the matter. Chelsea are also keen on Sesko and ponder triggering his release clause, as many Arsenal fans have found similarities with Mykhailo Mudryk.

Where Sesko moves is a question time will answer, but it is clear that Arsenal is not placing all its eggs in the Slovenian basket. They have, in fact, begun widening their web in the market and may have landed on a certain Turkish teenager in Semih Kilicsoy.

The 18-year-old Turkish wonderkid played 35 times for Besiktas last season and scored 12 goals, which has already attracted the interst of Fulham. Many youth coaches consider him a bright talent, and his agent, Murat Teber, has now confirmed Arsenal and Manchester City are among those showing an interest via his comments on Turkish outlet Sporx.

Murat Teber said, “I know that clubs such as Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Arsenal, PSG, Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen, and Stuttgart are watching Semih. We received information about this. But it has not reached the offer stage. At least the ones who reached us “There is no offer.”

He also insisted the 18-year-old Turkish wonderkid is optimistic about getting into the national team squad for the Euros, and any transfer must wait until after the tournament.

Teber continued, “Semih is a different player at his young age. Therefore, Semih is followed in the 5 biggest leagues of Europe. Of course, Beşiktaş’s situation is also important here. There is more than one factor. Currently, Semih is only concentrating on the National Team. European Football: “We will look at the situation after the Championship,”

Kilicsoy would perfectly fit Arsenal’s requirements, although Sesko seems like their priority target. Should the latter get out of their range due to rival interest, signing the 18-year-old Turkish wonderkid would make perfect sense for the Gunners.

Meanwhile, Manchester City’s interest could also draw some conclusions, although they are not remotely worried about their centre-forward role. For the champions, it is more about adding the best talents from around into their system and having the absolute squad depth.

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