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Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz wants Arsenal to sign him

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Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz has issued a come and get me plea to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta ahead of the summer transfer window.

The young Turk has become a household name in Istanbul after a bunch of hugely impressive performances this season.

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Yilmaz, still only 19, has played 20 times for the newly-crowned Turkish champions this term. His brilliant performances have earned him a place in Turkey’s Euros squad, and it’s time for the world to stand up and take notice.

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The teenager spoke to TRT Sport yesterday about his other dreams after earning his debut international call-up. He boldly claimed that he wants to move to the Premier League and play for Arsenal as soon as possible.

He said: “I learned on the live broadcast that I was selected for the national team. It was a dream for me to be selected for the national team and it came true.”

Asked about his dreams beyond the Euros, he said: “I want to leave Beşiktaş to make money. My heart is in favour of England. I want to play for Arsenal, the Premier League team.”

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Is Ridvan Yilmaz good enough for Arsenal?

Yilmaz is one of Turkey’s most exciting young talents at the moment. The teenager will go to the Euros on the back of a really impressive season in the Super Lig, and a few good performances there will bring in a lot of attention.

The youngster is fairly quick and has a very good left foot, but his standout trait is his defending. He is brilliant in one on one situations and his positional discipline is extremely impressive for his age as well.

Fortunately for him, Arsenal are on the market for a new left-back. The Gunners desperately need a new backup to Kieran Tierney, and as unlikely as it is at this point, Yilmaz is really not a bad option to consider.

He’s still only 19, his potential is immense, he’s defensively solid and the fact that he’s a Gooner should help. However, it’s just a dream for him at this point, and there’s a good chance it will not go any further than that this summer.

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