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Tottenham Hotspur Face Stiff Competition For This Talented Winger: Right Choice For Conte?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Aksam Spor claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will face stiff competition for Galatasaray winger Kerem Akturkoglu. It is understood that Spurs will have to rival Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Wolfsburg in pursuit of the Turkish sensation during the summer transfer period.

Akturkoglu’s Impressive Form At The Nef Stadyumu

The 23-year-old is enjoying a productive season in Turkish football as he has managed to be consistent with his numbers in the attacking end of the pitch. Aktürkoglu has banged in 11 goals and secured nine assists in 44 matches for the Turkish giants during this campaign across all fronts.

The Kocaeli-born talent has caught the eye by averaging 2.1 shots, 1.5 key passes and 2.4 dribbles per game in the Turkish Super Lig.

However, he needs to distribute the ball a bit better in the opposition half based on his pass success rate of 72.2% in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

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Turkey’s Kerem Akturkoglu (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification group G football match between Montenegro and Turkey at the Podgorica’s City Stadium on November 16, 2021. (Photo by SAVO PRELEVIC / AFP) (Photo by SAVO PRELEVIC/AFP via Getty Images)
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Is Akturkoglu The Right Choice For Tottenham Hotspur?

Akturkoglu can use his quickness and agility to complete some dangerous dribbles out on the wide areas. He has added plenty of goals and assists to his game this season but the jury is still out on whether he can maintain his good form in Premier League football if Spurs manage to win the race for his services.

At the moment, Akturkoglu is playing at a high level which makes him a decent choice for Tottenham to consider at the end of this campaign. He is mainly a left-sided wide player who can also operate as a right-winger or act as a secondary striker down the middle if needed.

The Turkish playmaker will add more firepower to Antonio Conte‘s attack and could go on to become a fan-favorite at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He is good enough to increase competition for places within Conte’s match-day squad.

His current contract with Galatasaray is set to expire in the summer of 2026 which could make it difficult for Spurs to land him. Still, the North London outfit should think about engineering a move to bring Akturkoglu to the English capital during the summer transfer window.

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