Leicester City Consider Bid For Turkish Defender Caglar Soyuncu

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Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu has emerged as a possible transfer target for Leicester City according to recent reports

The 20-year-old has established himself as a first-team regular with the Bundesliga side this season, with the Turkish international making 19 starts in Germany’s top flight.

However, according to reports in his homeland, Caglar Soyuncu is being watched by teams in the Premier League, with it being suggested that Leicester are considering a move for him during the summer.

He has previously been linked with both Manchester United and Manchester City, but neither club are yet to back up their alleged interest.

Soyuncu has made two senior appearances for his country, with both games coming in 2016.

Caglar Soyuncu has started all but three Bundesliga matches for Freiburg this season and is ranked in the top five in the division for clearances and blocks.

But while Freiburg are comfortably mid-table in ninth place, they do boast the worst defence of sides outside the bottom four.

Soyuncu joined Freiburg from Turkish side Altinordu last summer and his former club are believed to be in line for a sell-on fee.

Altinordu president Seyit Mehmet Ozkan said: “Altinordu stands to make 30 per cent of his transfer fee if he is sold on from Freiburg.

“We know there are several clubs interested in him and that he is now worth 25million euros,” Ozkan was quoted on Turkish-Football.

But it according to the player’s manager at Freiburg, Jochen Saier, the player is not for sale.

“There is no price tag for Soyuncu – this summer he is not for sale,” said Saier.

Soyuncu appeared to agree, adding: “I do not think of a change in the summer,” although he has gone on record as admitting he would like to play under Jose Mourinho in the future.

“I admire Jose Mourinho, not just his football but his philosophy,” Soyuncu told Turkish-Football.

“I would like to work with him in the future.”

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