Fri 7 Jun 2024, 19:00 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle expected to sit down for talks with Besiktas over deal for 18-year-old forward after Euro 2024

Newcastle expected to sit down for talks with Besiktas over deal for 18-year-old forward after Euro 2024
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Newcastle United were recently said to have an interest in 18-year-old Besiktas forward Semih Kilicsoy.

Reports from Turkish outlet Aksam have named Newcastle alongside three other top Premier League clubs as being keen on the €25million (£21.2million) rated striker.

Arsenal and Manchester United are monitoring the youngster, but Aksam is now claiming that Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur will sit down with Besiktas after the European Championships to discuss a potential deal.

It's expected that both sides will table bids for the wonderkid after discussions.

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Newcastle and Tottenham set to battle it out for Semih Kilicsoy

Newcastle and Tottenham to hold talks with Besiktas

Semih Kiliksoy is expected to be part of Turkey's Euro 2024 squad which is why talks aren't being held sooner despite other clubs also keeping tabs on the player who bagged 11 Super Lig goals and three assists in 23 appearances last season.

The problem with delaying talks until after the tournament means that even more eyes can fall on him if he gets some minutes and manages to impress.

Newcastle and Spurs won't just face competition from Arsenal and Man United, it's believed Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund are all keen too.

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Real Madrid beat Newcastle to a young Turkish sensation last season

Newcastle tried and failed last summer to land a Turkish wonderkid in the form of Arda Guler who eventually moved to Real Madrid, but now reports are that they could be open to selling the 19-year-old already.

It's so annoying seeing these kids with bags of promise turn us down to go for the big payday only to see it completely derail their career.

Let's hope that Kilicsoy doesn't make the same mistake.