'Give us 20m': Some fans react after title-winning speedster issues Arsenal come-get-me plea
A number of Arsenal fans have given their thoughts on the news that Ridvan Yilmaz wants to join the Gunners.
Arsenal are believed to be in the market for a new left-back this summer, and the left-sided 19-year-old is one of the most highly rated young players in the Turkish top flight.
Yilmaz, who helped Besiktas win the Superlig title this season, was recently called up to Turkey’s provisional 30-man Euro 2020 squad.
Speaking on TRT Spor, via Fanatik, the teenager commented on his call-up, before speaking on his ambition to play in England and also make his club some money in the process.
And when it came to the English club he wants to join, Yilmaz admitted his heart was set on the Gunners.
“I learned on the live broadcast that I was selected for the national team,” he said.
“It was a dream for me to be selected for the national team and it has come true.
“I want to leave Besiktas by making money. My heart is in favour of England. I want to play for Arsenal, the Premier League team.”
The Gunners will finish this season with Kieran Tierney as their only senior left-back, having allowed Sead Kolasinac to rejoin Schalke on loan in January.
Yilmaz has certainly done well this term with Besiktas, hence the provisional call-up to the Turkish national side for the Euros.
Here’s what some Besiktas fans have made of the 19-year-old’s comments:
😂 He is a talented young player. He became the champion with Besiktas this year then he will play in the Champions League for Besiktas and Euro 2020 for Turkey National Team. I advise you to watch him one single match. I m sure that you love his game 👍
— emr (@esbbt) May 18, 2021
Rıdvan Yılmaz is a multi-character and talented football player
— KartalPence (@smet11388186) May 18, 2021
Ridvan has said he wanted to transfer to Arsenal when he was 15 years old. Arsenal is big dreams for Ridvan.
— Furkan Aigle / #2.kupaGeliyor (@furkanaigle) May 18, 2021
A talented player. He became the champion of Turkish Super League with Besiktas. Then he will play in the Champions League and Euro 2020 for Turkey this year. He just needs some time. He could be a great player in the future
— emr (@esbbt) May 18, 2021
he will be a great player, but he needs his time, i think 1-2 years then he goes to europe
— YAVUZ KOÇAK (@YavuzKocak1903) May 18, 2021
He is one of the most talented player in the Turkish leauge. I would love him to see in Europe.
— GharedStark (@GharedStark) May 18, 2021
give us 20 million euro
— beste (@IIbeste) May 18, 2021
He is very talented. He just needs experience
— Akın Emre #ŞampiyonBeşiktaş (@akinemre10) May 18, 2021
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