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Liverpool trying to unearth new attacking starlet as Arsenal join them in scouting trip

Arda Guler and Selimcan Temel battling

Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fenerbahce starlet Arda Guler – and are hoping to see him in action this weekend – according to reports in Turkey.

Arda Guler only turned 17 as recently as February. However, he already has 12 appearances for the Fenerbahce first team to his name, all coming this season. And he has used them well, contributing two goals and four assists.

The attacking midfielder is establishing himself as a top prospect. As such, various clubs across Europe will be monitoring his development.

Among that group are Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Fanatik. In fact, both clubs will be sending representatives to watch him if he plays in the grudge match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray on Sunday.

It would seem like a big stage for a young player, so his chances are not certain. That said, he scored on his most recent appearance last Saturday, making the most of a 22-minute cameo against Kayserispor.

Therefore, there is a chance that Liverpool and Arsenal will get to see their potential target. If they continue to pursue him, it is not yet clear whether they see him as a first-team reinforcement or one for the youth ranks.

But the future looks bright for Guler, so they would not want to miss out. His contract with Fenerbahce runs until 2025 after he signed an extension last month, but they might not be able to keep him forever.

A move to the Premier League could beckon in the future, which is why Arsenal and Liverpool are eager to keep tabs on him.

Bayern Munich also want Arda Guler

However, joining an English club would not be his only option. Also travelling to Turkey in the hope that he will play, are Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga champions could try to lure him to Germany instead if they too are attracted by what they witness.

It is not yet clear how much any of them may have to pay for Guler, nor to what levels they would be willing to go for him.

But they would be best advised to strike before his value rises too high, if he is indeed a player capable of reaching a high ceiling.

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