Efe Sarikaya, the Turkish pearl that is in Atlético’s sights

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Efe Sarikaya, the Turkish pearl that is in Atlético's sights

The Atletico Madrid is working on planning its workforce for the future, taking into account its difficult economic situation and the poor results it has had in recent years. And, in the last few hours, his interest in one of the most interesting young talents in Europe has been confirmed: Efe Sarikaya.

The Turkish left-footed center-back, only 17 years old, is a starter for Turkey’s Altay and is showing a very high level despite his young age. His performance has drawn the attention of several major teams in Europe, to the point of being willing to make an offer in this winter transfer market.

Atlético de Madrid looks at Efe Sarikaya, a young Turkish pearl

The mattress set is following his evolution very closely, taking into account that he can play in either of the two profiles as a left-back. A versatile footballer with an impressive projection. He has 18 caps for Altay’s first team and also made his debut for Turkey’s U19 team. His contract ends in the summer of 2024.

Manchester City, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are also interested in his signing.

Atlético de Madrid is looking for a central defender taking into account the defensive problems that the team has had in recent years plus the imminent departures of names like Mario Hermoso and Felipe, who seem to be close to the Premier League. Caglar Soyüncü seems to be the most viable option in this winter market, taking into account that he ends his contract with Leicester City since he wants to play for the Metropolitan. They are also closely monitoring the situation of Skriniar and Lindelöf.

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