Barcelona plans on the market of young promises of European football. In recent days, with the arrival of a credit of 500 million euros, the Catalans have accelerated the negotiations and are close to tying the arrival of Emre Demir, promise of Turkish football only 17 years old. He plays as a midfielder, being able to act both in the midfielder and in the interior and currently militates in Kayserispor. The Turkish club is already in deals with Barcelona, although it warns that other major European clubs have also taken an interest in its young star. The operation, according to Ace, it could be closed for a figure close to 3 million euros.
Emre Demir is an unknown footballer for great football, since he is still very young and his entire short career has been developed in Turkey, without having played in any of the three great Ottoman football clubs: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Besiktas. For all of them, we are going to discover who Emre Demir is and why he has caught the attention of the Blaugrana management.
Emre Mir’s first steps with a soccer ball were with him Kuvayi Milliyespor, Turkish training club in which he played until he was 8 years old, when he caught the attention of Kayserispor, his current club, which included him in his quarry. Kayseri province is three and a half hours by road from Mersin, the footballer’s hometown.
Since his arrival at Kayseri, he caught the attention of the technicians and was burning stages until, in 2019, at the age of 15, he made his debut in the first team. Their first official meeting was on the first day of the 2019/20 season. He played one minute against Alanyaspor on August 17, 2019. He repeated against Göztepe playing 5 minutes.
The fans were struck by seeing such a young player in the first team, but with so few minutes, he did not have time to stand out. Until November 9, 2019, against GEnclerbirligi. Emre Demir played 22 minutes and scored a very beautiful goal. He was only 15 years, 9 months and 25 days old. The goal made him the youngest scorer in the history of the Turkish Super League, record that he still holds.
From this goal, his team began to count on him and he appeared in nine consecutive games, six of them as a starter.
Emre Demir has become a rotating footballer for Kayserispor. Last season, which started at 16 and ended at his current 17, he played 16 matches, many of them exerting a role of revulsive. 14 Super League matches and 2 Cup matches. In the Cup, he made a double against Yomra Spor.
Emre Demir has not made the jump to the senior team in Turkey, but he has been called up in the lower categories. His first appearance with the international team was with the U14 national team. He made his debut at 11 years and 11 months.
The footballer has participated with the sub’14, sub’15, sub’16 and sub’17 teams.
Emre Demir is a midfielder, prone to playing between the lines occupying offensive positions and starting from the left wing. With Kayserispor he has played a game from the left wing although, due to his qualities, he shines a bit further away from the area and with active participation in the creation phase.
He is a footballer with good overflow, capable of overcoming driving lines and with an interior passing profile, continually seeking to progress in the game. However, he fails long passes, preferring to play in short sectors of the pitch. In addition, he has a good shot from within the area.