Barcelona could beat Atletico in the race to sign 'Turkish Messi'

A recent report from AS gave an update on Arda Guler’s future

Fenerbahce’s teenage sensation has wowed viewers with his Super Lig performances and has been dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’. Originally an attacking midfielder, Guler’s creativity and dribbling skills have made him a sought-after target in the market, with Barcelona being among a number of clubs interested in his services. Older brother.

It’s no secret that the Catalans are looking for profitable options in the market to strengthen the team while avoiding Financial Fair Play penalties. As part of their plan, Guler was clearly one of the options. British media recently reported that Arsenal are ready to bid more than 20 million euros to sign the young star from Fenerbahce next summer.

But AS reports suggest that Guler has a special clause in his contract that allows clubs like Barca to sign him for as little as 5 million euros. Fenerbahce can remove the release clause if they give the youngster 1,500 minutes to play in the 2022/23 season. But that seems difficult with Guler appearing for only 600 minutes this season.

To hit the magic number, Guler will have to feature in almost every match available for the rest of the campaign. Therefore, Barcelona can take advantage of this market opportunity and sign ‘Messi Turkey’ at a favorable price this summer.

Given how much talent Barcelona has developed under Xavi, it should come as no surprise to see Guler himself in favor of a move to Camp Nou. However, with clubs like Atletico Madrid and Arsenal also joining the hunt, it will be interesting to see what the youngster’s future holds.

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