Scoring a great goal for Turkey against Germany in a recent international game, Kenan Yildiz caught the attention of a few clubs, including Arsenal.
The Gunners are no strangers to heavily investing in talent if they believe it is worth it, and the latest from Italy suggests they could be going after the 18-year-old.
Tuttosport on Tuesday have an article about Arsenal wanting the Juventus starlet, where they explain the Premier League side ‘are serious’ about Yildiz.
It’s explained that while Liverpool have been touted as an interested party, it’s the Gunners who ‘would be most attentive’ to the player’s situation, even coming forward as early as the January transfer window.
However, with a potential need for cash in Turin to bolster the first-team, those above the manager believe the player is negotiable at the right price.
A fee of €35-40m would be needed, but that’s where Arsenal could back off, because ‘it is not certain’ the Gunners would be ready to ‘make such a huge effort immediately’.
While Edu Gaspar and Cristiano Giuntoli may have had a chance to briefly exchange pleasantries during the Golden Boy ceremony on Monday night, the Brazilian director made it clear that he hadn’t spoken with his counterpart about January.
As for Yildiz’s entourage, they are ‘certainly watching carefully’, especially since Allegri hasn’t used their client in the last four games, and while the youngster ‘feels very comfortable’ in Italy, a lot could depend on how the next few weeks go in terms of minutes on the pitch.
If he doesn’t get any with the first-team, then those around him ‘will be able to evaluate the situation with the club, and even more so in case of concrete offers’.