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Arsenal are believed to be favorites in the race to sign Trabzonspor starlet Abdulkadir Omur according to the club’s former technical director.
The young midfielder who has already broken into the senior squad of the Turkish side continues to impress with matured performances beyond his age.
Wenger is understood to want to change his tact when it comes to transfers, the Frenchman who now intends to be proactive rather than reactive during transfers is understood to be in the driving seat to land the vastly talented midfielder.
That’s according to former Trabzonspor director Sadi Tekelioglu who lifted the lid on Arsenal’s interest in Omur and backed the youngster on making a move to North London.
Tekelioglu claimed the Gunners are leading Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the race to land the Turkey Under-19 international.
Tekelioglu said: ‘Arsenal want to sign Abdulkadir. Reports Metro
‘I heard that Atletico Madrid are interested in him as well. But Arsenal are ahead of them in the race to sign Omur
Arsene Wenger does a good job when it comes to discovering young players
‘Abdulkadir will be a success when he moves to Europe”
Despite the 18-year-old currently being one of the biggest talents in his age group and playing in a senior team, should he make a move to the Emirates, the step up in quality may just prove too much for him.
He will be expected to bide his time in the youth ranks before making his mark after acquiring some much needed experience.