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Arsenal join Tottenham in race for Besiktas prodigy Semih Kilicsoy

It appears that Arsenal are poised to enter the fray in pursuit of Besiktas prodigy Semih Kilicsoy, adding further competition to an already intense race that includes Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund.

At just 18 years old, Kilicsoy has showcased remarkable talent as a striker, netting an impressive tally of 10 goals and contributing one assist in 25 appearances for the Turkish powerhouse this season. Such stellar performances have firmly established him as one of the most sought-after prospects in football circles.

Semih Kilicsoy
Semih Kilicsoy

The Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, harbors ambitions of cultivating a squad capable of sustained success in the years to come. To this end, he has identified the acquisition of promising young talents as a key component of his strategic vision for the club.

However, securing Kilicsoy’s services may prove to be a costly endeavor, as Besiktas has reportedly affixed a hefty €50 million price tag to the burgeoning star.

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Arsenal’s entrance into the bidding war for Kilicsoy amplifies the intensity of the competition, particularly against arch-rivals Tottenham, as well as a host of other prominent clubs vying for the coveted signature of the Besiktas sensation. The North London derby could potentially extend beyond the confines of the pitch as both clubs endeavor to outmaneuver each other in the pursuit of securing Kilicsoy’s allegiance.

The outcome of this high-stakes battle remains uncertain, with the allure of joining a storied club like Arsenal or Tottenham undoubtedly appealing to Kilicsoy’s aspirations for his burgeoning career. Nevertheless, the prospect of donning the colors of Besiktas’ golden boy has undoubtedly piqued the interest of several top-tier clubs, setting the stage for a captivating transfer saga in the coming months.


As negotiations and speculation continue to swirl, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the resolution of Kilicsoy’s future destination. Whether Arsenal, Tottenham, or another contender emerges triumphant in the pursuit of the young prodigy remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain: the competition for Semih Kilicsoy’s signature is bound to be fiercely contested until the very end.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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