Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are plotting a move for Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who has struggled to nail down a regular place in the Gunners starting XI since his work permit was approved last summer. The forward was linked with a move away but chose to stay and fight for his place at the club. However, he has made just six Premier League appearances since the start of last season.
According to talkSPORT, the Turkish giants are preparing to offer him a route out of the club along with the incentive of regular football. The Costa Rican international is on the final year of his contract and is yet to be offered a new deal, and thus will be free to talk to clubs outside England in January.
Campbell joined Arsenal in 2011 but because of work permit issues, he was loaned out and spent time with Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiakos and most recently with Villarreal, where he spent the second half of the 2014/15 season. He started this season, like the last one, spending most of the time on the bench. However, the recent injury toll has seen him get a consistent run in the squad, and he even scored his debut Premier League goal for the Gunners in the 3-0 win over Swansea City.
Moreover, Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the attacker and has openly admitted that he wants to keep Campbell at the club. The 23-year-old forward has only recently voiced his desire to remain at the club and fight for his place.
However, the return of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from injury following the end of the ongoing international break could see him lose his place in the squad, which could prompt him to consider his options when the transfer window opens in just over a month.