Caglar Soyuncu is a serious, serious coup for Leicester City

Caglar Soyuncu is a serious, serious coup for Leicester City

Leicester fans will have their fingers crossed that Harry Maguire remains at the club this summer.

With Jose Mourinho eager to bolster his defence, Maguire has been pursued by Manchester United following his excellent performances in the World Cup with England. United are desperate to land the 25-year-old but baulked at the price tag set by the Foxes – Leicester want a world-record fee according to reports. However, with Claude Puel set to sign two new centre-backs, the move may be nearing completion with Maguire reportedly keen to move to Old Trafford.

The Frenchman has targeted Dinamo Zagreb defender, Filip Benkovic, and the two clubs are reportedly in advanced discussions with the Croatia international not travelling for Zagreb’s Champions League qualifier. The Foxes have also targeted Freiburg prospect – Caglar Soyuncu. According to HITC Sport, Leicester have agreed on a fee for the youngster, and he will travel to England for a medical. Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, landing the Turkish defender would be a serious coup.

Indeed, Sky Sports suggest the deal is imminent, which is great news for the former Premier League champions.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in the Bundesliga after plying his trade in the Turkish second division just two years ago. He made 26 appearances for Freiburg and caught the eye of pundits following some impressive showings. Comfortable using either foot, Soyuncu is a ball-playing centre-back who would undoubtedly plug the gap left by Maguire.

The Turkey international is not the finished article but has the potential to become a huge star in the Premier League. If he can adapt quickly to life in England, Leicester fans will have a new defender to worship.

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