Ferdi Kadioglu agrees personal terms with Arsenal, move close

Ferdi Kadioglu has reportedly agreed on personal terms with Arsenal as Mikel Arteta continues to seek defensive reinforcements.

According to Milliyet via Sport Witness, Ferdi Kadioglu has agreed on personal terms with Arsenal as links with a switch continue to grow. The full-back, valued at €20 million, has versatile qualities that appeal to Mikel Arteta, who remains intent on strengthening his defensive options in the summer.

Ferdi Kadioglu agrees personal terms with Arsenal?

Arsenal are in the market for defensive reinforcements and would like to bring a new full-back to the club. Mikel Arteta has constantly stressed over the need for versatile qualities, and signing Jurrien Timber last summer emphasised that, as the Dutchman can play both flanks as well as centrally.

With the summer transfer window opening soon, the North Londoners are eager to strengthen their defensive options with another full-back with similar quality. Ferdi Kadioglu has been linked for a few months now, with reports in Turkey earlier stating the Dutch-born full-back has agreed a deal with Arsenal, although there is no confirmation on the same.

The English media has not reported about any potential deal between Arsenal and Fenerbahce, although the Turkish side are likely to cash in on the €20 million-rated defender. For that price, it is not too tricky an operation for the Gunners, as further stories from Turkey have claimed there is more to those links.

While the general suggestion is that Kadioglu has been closing in on joining the Gunners, it appears that the full-back has now agreed on personal terms with Arsenal, although there is no information on the details of the contract. Either way, the links do look strong. But only time will tell whether the North Londoners have a concrete interest in the €20 million-rated full-back.

Arsenal plan on further defensive signings

A full-back seems essential to Mikel Arteta’s summer plans.But the Spanish manager might also target a new central defender. Ajax’s Jorrel Hato remains a target, while there are links to Ousmane Diomande from Sporting CP.

The Gunners were fortunate to have centre-back pair William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes throughout the season and remain relatively injury-free. Should one of them get injured, they might face problems with a lack of depth, although they will have Timber, Jakub Kiwior, and Takehiro Tomiyasu to cover those positions. However, Arteta wants an out-and-out centre-back to shore up the backline ahead of next season.

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