Leicester City are now close to completing their first bit of January business in the form of selling Caglar Soyuncu to Atletico Madrid.
This has been suggested by reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, who has been speaking about the Turkish defender’s future on his YouTube channel.
The 26-year-old has been playing his football at Leicester since 2018 having joined from Bundesliga side Freiburg for around £18.5m.
However, his time at Leicester has seemingly come to a conclusion, with just one appearance in the Premier League to his name this season (via Transfermarkt).
And now it seems as if his next club could be La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, as Romano claimed a move to the Metropolitano Stadium is edging closer to completion.
He said: “Leicester centre-back Soyuncu, the Turkish player, is really close to Atletico Madrid.
“It’s not done yet, but it’s very advanced for Soyuncu to join Atletico Madrid as a free agent. Let’s see if it’s going to happen in the summer – the deal could be for the summer on a free transfer as he’s out of contract with Leicester, but let’s see if Atletico Madrid will try to anticipate the move in January depending on other outgoings.”
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Soyuncu had played a big role at the King Power Stadium over recent campaigns, with 28 Premier League appearances to his name over the course of the 2021/22 campaign (via Transfermarkt).
Will Soyuncu be missed at Leicester?
It is believed there was interest in taking Soyuncu away from Leicester over the summer, however, the Foxes did not include the Turkish defender when tying down some of their key assets to new deals.
And now with just a matter of months remaining on his current deal, it seems as if the Foxes may be set to lose their 26-year-old for nothing with the defender open to discussing with foreign teams.