Arsenal are reportedly set to go head-to-head with Atletico Madrid in a race to sign Turkey youth international Abdulkadir Omur, according to The Sun.
The Premier League side, who defeated newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 before this week’s international break, have been linked with the highly rated Trabzonspor midfielder ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
The 18-year-old, who made his international debut for Turkey’s Under-21 side against Cyprus on Thursday, has provided two assists in five league appearances for the Super Lig outfit so far this season.
Omur, who can operate as a central midfielder, or on the right wing, is being monitored by both European clubs following his impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign.
In the report, former Trabzonspor coach Sadi Tekelioglu revealed the talented teenager is interesting Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.
“Arsenal want to sign Abdulkadir,” Tekelioglu admitted.
“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.”