Caglar Soyuncu replaces Mustafi as first summer signing

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Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is all set to join Arsenal, according to the president of the player’s parent club.

The 21-year-old centre-back is on loan at the Bundesliga club from Turkish second division side Altinordu and it’s Altinordu president Seyit Mehmet Ozkan who has claimed Soyuncu is bound for The Emirates.



“Caglar Soyuncu set to join Arsenal,” Ozkan confirmed at the International Football Economic Forum.

“Arsenal demanded his youth information from us. We’ll earn from him, if he joins Arsenal. Bayern Munich wants him too, but he’s on the way to the Premier League.”

And it now appears Arsenal are ready to pip Manchester United, Manchester City Liverpool, Chelsea and Roma to the prospect.

Soyuncu has made rapid progress in the Bundesliga since his move from Altindoru in 2016, making 29 appearances for the 15th-placed Bundesliga side.

Arsenal have scouted him several times this term and were present again at Turkey’s 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland last month where Soyuncu picked up his 13th cap.

Soyuncu is under contract until 2021, and according to the report last month, he will cost around £30million.


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