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Tottenham could sign Arda Guler for just £4.3m - journalist
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Tottenham could sign Arda Guler for just £4.3m - journalist

Just a few days ago, Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, via Tutto Napoli, reported that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Fenerbahce wonderkid Arda Guler.

The 17-year-old Turk is one of the most talented players of his age in the Super Lig. His impressive performances – both at youth level and for Fenerbahce’s senior side – have caught the eye, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s snapped up by a big club in Europe.

Tottenham are said to be interested, and they could sign him for a bargain fee if things go their way.

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Tottenham could sign Arda Guler for just £4.3m

Guler, still only 17, has been incredible for Fenerbahce.

The talented attacking midfielder has three goals and an assist to his name in just three starts in all competitions this season. He’s a fine talent, but Fenerbahce run the risk of losing him for a very small fee if they’re not careful.

Journalist Valter De Maggio revealed on Radio Goal that Napoli, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in signing young Guler – who has a ‘variable release clause’ inserted in his contract.

The young Turk will apparently be available for just £4.3 million if he plays less than 1,500 minutes of football. However, if he’s on the pitch for more than that period of time, the clause will shoot up to £17.3 million.

De Maggio said, as translated by Area Napoli: “Guler is an interesting player, he is doing very well and he is also followed by Cristiano Giuntoli, now I’ll add more details. About the player There are two other top clubs: PSG and Tottenham. He was also proposed to Napoli in the past.”

“A variable release clause hangs over the player. If he plays up to 1,500 minutes with Fenerbahce, the clause is €5 million, If he exceeds 1,500 minutes, it rises to €20 million. Reflections are underway at Napoli.”

At the time of writing, Guler has played 303 minutes in all competitions this season and just 676 minutes of senior football in total for Fenerbahce since he made his debut.

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Compared to Messi, De Bruyne and Ozil

Having played just over 11 hours of senior football in his professional career, not much is known about young Guler to fans outside the Turkish Super Lig.

Scouting website Foot the Ball published a detailed report on the teenager earlier this year.

The outlet claims that Guler has often been dubbed as the ‘Turkish Lionel Messi.’ They then compared his ‘pinpoint and unpredictable’ crossing to that of Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil.

Guler is yet to set the stage on fire, but if people in his country think he’s the next Messi, he must be special.

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