In Focus: Landing future stars massively important for Arsenal and Spurs

As reported by The Sun, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to sign Fenerbahce wonderkid Oguz Kagan Guctekin this summer.

What’s the story?

While the focus in the transfer window is often put on clubs signing first-team talent, just as important in today’s inflated market is landing the top talent around Europe that have the potential to be the big-money signings of the future.

For clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur that’s especially important considering they rarely compete with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in terms of raw spending power.

It’ll be positive news for fans of both clubs then that they’re competing with Man City for the signature of Fenerbahce prospect Oguz Kagan Guctekin.

That’s according to The Sun, who say that both clubs are tracking his progress despite Pep Guardiola’s side already having a bid rejected.

Who is he?

Guctekin is obviously not a household name and has yet to make a senior appearance for Fenerbahce yet. However, he is in and around the first-team squad, making the bench in their last three fixtures in the Super Lig and UEFA Europa League.

At just 18 years of age, he is not yet the complete package but his rise at the Turkish club certainly points to a player with potential. As does the defensive midfielder’s appearances for the Turkish U18s side.

Can one of these English Premier League clubs bring him to England before he makes a name for himself in his homeland?