Race Hots Up for Kerem Demirbay


The 24-year-old Hoffenheim central midfielder Kerem Demirbay has become one of the most sought-after midfielder in Bundesliga this season.

With 22 competitive outings under his belt already this season – during which he scored two goals and made five assists – the German international has alarmed a host of clubs around Europe.

Serie A giants AC Milan have long been linked with a move for Hoffenheim’s creative force and are expected to revive their interest once again despite fears over the Financial Fair Play.

Turkish media, however, report that Premier League duo – Everton and Arsenal – have also stepped into the chase.

Everton were extremely active during the summer transfer window but will attempt to bolster their ranks a bit more during winter, whereas the Gunners are on the lookout for possible replacements of their wantaway starts – Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Hoffenheim star Kerem Demirbay is a versatile creative midfielder who can fill in a number of positions in the final third and would be a valuable addition at the Emirates.