Young Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu has revealed that he would like to move to Arsenal. The 22-year-old has been linked with a £35million move to North London this summer.
However, the defender has stated that any deal depends on his German club Freiburg, who have yet to agree a deal with a club for the defender’s services.
Talking about his future, Soyuncu told Turkish media outlet Gunes: ‘Arsenal are an option & I want to go there. But I have 3 more years on my current contract and everything depends on the club [Freiburg],’
‘I received offers from teams in Turkey. I would not be able to give you a name, but I rejected them. I do not think about playing in Turkey at the moment. I want to continue my career in Europe…I want to play for the biggest clubs.’
Wanted to strengthen in defence
One of the priorities of coach Unai Emery and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat in the transfer market this summer was to strengthen a leaky defence. The Gunners look set to seal a deal for Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, while the north London club has already completed the free signing of veteran Swiss full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Soyuncu seems like the type of defender that Arsenal needs to be signing and developing. He is young and highly-rated. The youngster also looks like he is ideally built for the Premier League.
According to reports from Turkey, Arsenal are not the only ones interested in signing the centre-back from the Premier League, as Manchester United are also believed to be interested in signing Soyuncu.
However, his above statement suggests he would choose north London as his next destination if he moved to a Premier League club this summer.
Arsenal making decent moves
Arsenal’s moves in the transfer market under Unai Emery look like decent ones so far. The signing of Lichtsteiner adds experience in a position that the Gunners are low on back-up
Meanwhile, the arrival of goalkeeper Bernd Leno looks to be a very good move, as first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech looked unconvincing last season. The 26-year-old could come straight in as first-choice.
The prospective signings of Sokratis and Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira also make a lot of sense. Emery and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat look to have done decent business so far this hopefully that will continue throughout the summer, as the Gunners attempt to return to the Premier League’s top-four.
Would Caglar Soyuncu be a good signing for Arsenal?