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Turkish football appears to have a bright future with promising youngsters like Kagan Guctekin and Abdulkadir Omur seemingly attracting the attention of some of the biggest clubs on the continent in recent months.
But according to Fenerbahce president Ali Koc, young Omur Faruk Beyaz is the future of football in Turkey right now. The teenage midfielder might not have made his debut for Fener’s first-team just yet but his performances at youth level have attracted plenty of interest from outside his homeland.
According to Fanatik, Arsenal and Real Madrid are interested in Beyaz – who Koc called ‘the best of his age group’ anywhere in Turkey.
It is reported, however, that Tottenham Hotspur are in the strongest position to land Beyaz’s signature this summer. Fanatik adds that Spurs have been in contact with the youngster’s family and they are leading the chase to snap him up as a result.
Considering just how many young talents have blossomed during Mauricio Pochettino’s time in North London, it is difficult to argue against Spurs being the prime destination for a player with Beyaz’s potential.
And beating bitter rivals Arsenal to his signature would make the signing all the more sweeter.