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The representative of Caglar Soyuncu has confirmed that Arsenal are leading the race to sign the central defender and only a transfer fee remains to be sorted out with German side Freiburg.
As per agent Mustafa Dogru, the Turkey international is said to have monitored by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat since his days at Borussia Dortmund and admits that the a deal could be finalised in the near future.
He told Turkish Football: “Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund. 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.”
Despite this, his representative admitted that there could yet be a twist with four Premier League clubs possibly including Liverpool said to be keeping tabs on the centre-back’s services.
Europa League holders Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested in the Freiburg ace but a move to the English top-flight seems the youngster’s preferred choice for the moment.
Caglar is widely regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in the German top-flight and the physical side of his game alongside his ability to play with either foot have been highlighted as his main strengths.
Meanwhile, the Turk has also made a mark at the national level with 23 caps to date, and he was most recently on target for Turkey in the 2-2 friendly draw against Tunisia.
Soyuncu is not quite the finished product which was showcased by his defensive blunder against Russia earlier this week but the centre-back is nonetheless fancied by Mislintat, which should give some indication of his overall qualities.