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Arsenal are in advanced talks for SC Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu, with only the fee left to be agreed before a transfer can take place, according to his agent.
Speaking to Turkish-Football about the Arsenal links, Mustafa Dogru explained that Sven Mislintat is driving the deal, as a long term admirer of the player.
“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,” Dogru said.
“He first scouted him back in Germany. Sven is interested in Caglar, there are concrete talks, all that remains is for a fee to be agreed.
“We will see what happens next.”
However, Arsenal aren’t the only club after the defender. According to the agent, four other Premier League sides scouted him over the international break.
A few other clubs from all over the top five European leagues have also shown an interest.
If nothing else, this at least confirms that Arsenal are one of the teams interested in the player.
From the sounds of things, the feeling is mutual, and it’s just about agreeing a transfer fee with Freiburg. That’s often the hardest part of completing any deal though, so there’s still work to be done.
Soyuncu made 26 appearances (25 starts) in the Bundesliga this season, despite only being 22 years old. His impressive domestic form helped him nail down a place in the Turkey national team as well, and he’s started every single one of their games since 5th September 2017.
Now he’s caught the eye of clubs all over, nationally and internationally. It’s down to Arsenal to get a deal over the line and to make him their next signing.