According to various reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce are keen on signing Cedric Soares this summer.
The recommendation comes from new Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira who sees his countryman as a financially viable target to play on the right side of both a 4-4-2 and 3-4-3 system.
It’s said that Mesut Ozil’s club will aim to recruit Cedric on loan for the year with an option to buy next summer.
The 29-year-old signed for Arsenal on a free transfer last summer having initially joined on loan from Southampton in January 2019. He’s under contract until 2024.
The full-back, a Euro 2016 winner with his country, has since made 29 appearances for the Gunners, scoring once and providing two assists.
Having initially provided backup to Hector Bellerin, the Portuguese slipped down the pecking order towards the end of last season when Calum Chambers impressed in the position.
Even though the Gunners are weighing up a Bellerin departure, Mikel Arteta also has Ainsley Maitland-Niles who can play at right-back.
While Football.London reported earlier this week that Cedric is in contention to start the first game of the season at Brentford, we’d be surprised if the club is planning on using him much this season.
Over to you, Kia…