Ferdi Kadioglu has agreed to join Arsenal this summer

By on May 3, 2024

Ferdi Kadioglu Fenerbahce

According to journalist Devrim Zhengi, as quoted by Karar, Ferdi Kadioglu has agreed to join Arsenal following successful talks between the parties.

Kadioglu is one of Turkish football’s best full-backs. Converted from an offensive player, the versatile and technically gifted defender has played an important role in Fenerbahce’s season.

In 45 games in all competitions, Kadioglu has 3 goal and 5 assists, and his all-round play has been excellent. His impressive performances have generated interest from all over Europe, leading to expectations for his sale this summer.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the 24-year-old with recent reports suggesting that Kalioglu could be the clubs first signing of the summer transfer window.

Kadioglu Arsenal agreement

It appears the potential move has taken a step closer as Turkish outlet Karar quotes journalist Devrim Zhengi as saying that Kadioglu has agreed to join Arsenal this summer.

Zhangi spoke with Kadioglu’s father and he suggested that his son is now Emirates-bound following successful talks.

Karar quoted the Turkish journalist as saying:

“Ferdi Kadıoğlu is meeting with Arsenal. Ferdi shook hands. His father, Feyzullah Kadolu, did not say ‘yes, he is going to Arsenal; we made an agreement with Arsenal’, but from the questions I asked and the answers I received, I understood that Ferdi Kadolu agreed with the Premier League giant Arsenal.”

Karar also notes that Bayer Leverkusen wanted to sign the 24-year-old, but it appears Arsenal have beaten the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions to his signature.

Left-back has become something of a problem area for Arsenal this season. Jakub Kiwior, Oleksander Zinchenko, and Takehiro Tomiyasu have all featured there this campaign but have yet to make the position their own.

This has led to widespread reports suggesting that Arteta is in the market for a new versatile full-back and Kadioglu fits the bill perfectly. He’s predominantly played at left-back, but is also comfortable on the right and further forward on the wing, so he’d give Arteta another valuable option if he does join Arsenal this summer.