Arsenal and Manchester United are set to lose out on Freiburg center back Caglar Soyuncu as his agent has revealed that he might be moving to Leicester City, according to the Daily Express.
The Premier League clubs have been linked with the young Turkish defender for most of the summer as they went
about a very busy summer that saw them bring in five new players.
New manager Unai Emery had embarked on freshening up the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger
and looks to have focused on the defence that plagued them last season with the addition of a new
goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, a right back Stephan Lichsteiner and center back Sokratis Papstathopoulos.
Head of recruitment Sven Mislintat had since set his sights on Soyuncu as a potential partner for Sokratis
at the heart of Arsenal’s defence, with the player’s agent revealing the interest from the Arsenal transfer
“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund," said Mustafa Dogru. “Hefirst scouted him back in Germany”
The president of the player’s former club Altinordu also revealed that the Gunners had requested
informations on the player and would sign him “Caglar Soyuncu is set to join Arsenal," said Mehmet
Ozkan. “Of course we would make a cut from the transfer if he joins Arsenal.
“Arsenal asked us for data on his time at the club, we have put something together for them which will
be handed over”
His agent has now released a new update regarding a move to Leicester City instead via his agency ” We
would like to make a statement about a player contracted to our agency, Caglar Soyuncu, regarding the
transfer rumours about him on press and social media,”; it read.
“Our talks with Leicester City about the player’s transfer are ongoing and we will make an official
statement once the talks come to a conclusion.
“Please disregard any news coming from other sources”