Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly compete with Barcelona in the race to sign 17-year-old Turkish attacking sensation Arda Guler.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Barcelona will not be the only club pursuing Arda Guler next year. The Catalan giants face stiff competition from PSG and two other clubs for the 17-year-old Fenerbahce attacking sensation.
Arda Guler is the latest prodigious Turkish prospect to burst into the limelight. The country has produced a few talented attackers in recent years, and the conveyor belt continues to run. Guler joined Fenerbahce from Genclerbirligi over three years ago and has made significant progress since then.
Many took note of the player’s talent when he made his first-team debut aged 16. And the 17-year-old has been impressive in the 2022/23 season, chipping in with three goals and one assist in 13 appearances thus far. The Turkish attacking sensation has also earned his first cap for his national side this month. And his exploits have captured the attention of Barcelona and PSG.
Guler is capable of reprising different roles on the pitch, and he can potentially serve Barcelona well in the final third and the middle of the park. And he can add to Barcelona’s creative presence alongside Pedri and Gavi. Alternatively, the 17-year-old might be an option to replace Memphis Depay. Nonetheless, he has emerged as a viable target for Barcelona.
But Barcelona will face stiff competition from PSG in the race to sign the Turkish attacking sensation. And the interest in Guler is understandable, considering Pablo Sarabia has blown hot and cold at Parc des Princes. And with a few attackers on the wrong side of 30, PSG can use an infusion of youth.
The report claims that Luis Campos has closely monitored the 17-year-old for a long time. But PSG and Barcelona will not be the only European bigwigs pursuing him. Napoli and Tottenham are also interested in the Fenerbahce prodigy.
The Turkish wonderkid has previously also captured the attention of other Premier League clubs. But Barcelona and PSG might fancy their chances of signing Guler, considering their title-winning credentials. However, Tottenham and Napoli might have the edge if he prioritises regular game time.