Liverpool, Manchester City in pursuit of Fenerbahce left-back Ferdi Kadioglu

Liverpool are set to battle Manchester City for Fenerbahce left-back Ferdi Kadioglu in the summer transfer window.

Ferdi Kadioglu

Ferdi Kadioglu, 24, has continued to impress in Fenerbahce colours this season, scoring twice and supplying three assists in 34 games across all competitions. The Netherlands-born Turkey international has been a mainstay at the back for the Istanbul-based club, and his solid performances haven’t gone unnoticed across Europe. Several high-profile European clubs have been scouting the player in recent times.

Scouts from Liverpool and Manchester City have also reportedly watched Ferdi Kadioglu several times this campaign. Napoli, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are all interested in the left-back. Given the massive interest in Kadioglu, Fenerbahce have already lined up a potential replacement in the form of Levent Mercan, who plays for Fatih Karagumruk.

Ferdi Kadioglu on radar of Liverpool, Man City

Liverpool’s interest in Ferdi Kadioglu is a bit of a head-scratcher. They currently have two senior left-backs Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas, while Joe Gomez can also fill in that position when required. Nevertheless, the Reds have been linked with plenty of left-backs of late, given Robertson will turn 30 in March. Fenerbahce’s rampaging left-back, as a result, has emerged as a feasible target.

As for Man City, centre-back Josko Gvardiol arrived from RB Leipzig for big money last summer but has largely operated as left-back. The Croatia international has competed with Nathan Ake for the left-back berth this term, with Pep Guardiola continuing to overlook natural left-back Sergio Gomez. Yet, the treble winners have been linked with a move for Kadioglu.

Kadioglu’s progress at Fenerbahce in the last couple of years have been great and it isn’t surprising to see the likes of Liverpool and Man City vying for his signature. The Netherlands-born talent, who is contracted until 2028, is valued at €20 million by Fenerbahce. So, expect a host of clubs to scramble for his signature in the summer, but the appeal to play in the Premier League should be very high.

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