Arsenal in stunning swoop for 18-year-old versatile midfielder Man City are also keen

August 22, 2017

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly fighting it out for the signing of Fenerbahce teenager Oguz Kagan Guctekin after Manchester City’s opening bid was rebuffed.

The Citizens are believed to have launched a £4.5m offer for the 18-year-old defensive midfielder, who is now the member of the Turkish outfit’s first side after impressing at youth level.

Fener chairman Aziz Yildirim was quick to turn down City’s approach as he sees Guctekin as a regular this campaign, telling journalists: “Manchester City have made a €5m offer for him.

“We turned down the offer. We gave assurances that he will play this season; do not be surprised to see him in the starting XI as a number eight.”

As reported by The Sun this has alerted Arsenal and Spurs, with the North London sides set to enter the race for the youngster.

Meanwhile, According to the Spanish media sources, Liverpool and Arsenal have made bids for Real Madrid attacking starlet Marco Asensio.

The Spanish sensation impressed under Zinedine Zidane the last term but didn’t get regular game time.

The 21-year-old Asensio started only 11 La Liga matches as Real Madrid lifted the title ahead of Barcelona. And Spanish publication Diario Gol claim the winger is attracting a lot of attention.

It is believed that Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus have made bids for Marco Asensio.