Confirmed: Caglar Soyuncu agrees personal terms to join Arsenal

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Sven Mislintat is reportedly mulling over a move for Freiburg’s Caglar Soyuncu as the club look to solve their problems at centreback ahead of the new season.

The 6ft2 defender signed for Freiburg in the summer of 2016, arriving from Altinordu for a fee of £2.93m. 50 appearances later and he’s now said to be worth £30m.

Good on the ball and strong in the air, Soyuncu has been the subject of discussions at the club as they try to identify which player they should move for to reinforce the centreback position.

Soyuncu is under contract until 2021 and the Bundesliga side are reluctant to let the 21-year-old leave so soon after fighting off stiff competition to sign him from his homeland.

The youngster is also a full Turkey international with 13 caps to his name, his latest coming as a starter for his country against Morocco in this round of international friendlies.

We recently covered reports of the four areas Arsenal’s new head of recruitment wants to strengthen over the summer.

One of these areas is the back line as the club look to replace and reinforce a group that are mostly ageing, injury prone, retiring or inexperienced.

Soyuncu is a new name added to a growing list. You can check out the other centrebacks Mislintat is reportedly considering here.


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