Football journalist Duncan Castles has been sharing some transfer details concerning Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.
This comes after Castles co-hosted a recent episode of The Transfer Window Podcast, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning a variety of clubs across Europe.
On the topic of their potential future transfer targets, Castles had this to say about Soyuncu, in particular.
He said: “Also on that list of potential candidates for Madrid is Caglar Soyuncu, the Leicester City centre-back, who they feel that they could pair well with David Alaba, were he to come into the club.
“Also, in one of those kind of vulnerable situations from the point of view of his employers, Leicester signed him in 2018 from Freiburg, they have had a few attempts at trying to get him to extend his contract, which isn’t surprising given the way he’s played and the way he, I think generally, you can say he improved Leicester City’s defence after they sold Harry Maguire.
“Soyuncu has two years left, Madrid like him and have him on that list as a potential recruit, so I think Leicester City have something of a challenge on their hands in terms of if they’re going to keep Soyuncu there.
“And at 25, you would want to keep him, you could have at least another five years of him as a starting centre-back in the Premier League, but they will need to improve his contract and get him on a longer deal, otherwise they’re going to be vulnerable to a more affluent club picking him off in the summer.”
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Since joining the Midlands club back in the 2018 summer transfer window, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £40.5 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 90 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side across all competitions in which he has managed to score two goals and provide one assist along the way.
Given how Soyuncu is one of the three outfield Leicester players to have played every minute of action in the Premier League so far this season, this shows just how important he is to the Foxes and why they presumably would not want to lose him.
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However, with the defender arguably having a poor start to his season with Leicester, particularly with his performance in their 4-1 defeat against West Ham being described by Leicester Mercury as “calamitous”, Soyuncu will have to improve his performances throughout the campaign and prove that he is worthy of a place in their squad, or else the club could start to consider getting rid of him.