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The agent of Freiburg star Caglar Soyuncu has confirmed that the defender is in ‘concrete talks’ with Arsenal over a move to the Emirates. Soyuncu has made 55 appearances for Freiburg since joining the club back in 2016 but the 22-year-old centre-back is being heavily linked with Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool this summer. The Turkey international is regarded as one of the finest young defenders in the Bundesliga and a move will not come cheap, with Freiburg demanding £35million for his signature. Soyuncu’s representative, Mustafa Dogru, confirmed Liverpool’s interest and also lifted the lid on the Gunners’ discussions for the youngster.
Arsenal’s head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, has been aware of Soyuncu’s talent for some time. ‘Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,’ Dogru told Turkish Football.
‘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.’ ‘What I will say regarding the Liverpool link is that there were four to five Premier League clubs scouting him over the international break.’