Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu has given an interview in which he has revealed that Arsenal are keen on signing him (via The Metro).
Arsenal’s transfer policy will take on an utterly new form in the coming weeks with the influence of new head coach Unai Emery and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
It’s assumed that the Gunners will take on a policy similar to that of clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla with a general emphasis on signing talented young players.
One reported target in that vain is Freiburg centre-back, Caglar Soyuncu.
The 22-year-old starred for Turkey in their 2-1 victory over Iran on Monday night and has given an interview discussing the alleged interest from Arsenal.
“Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England,” he said.
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“I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.
“After the national team camp, we’ll have talks.”
Soyuncu’s agent was also quizzed about the reported interest from Arsenal and was asked if he believed his client is ready for the switch.
“Yes, he is ready,” said Mustafa Dogru.
“He came from the second division in Turkey to Bundesliga 1 and has had a good experience the last two years.
“The difference between Bundesliga 1 and the Premier League is not as big as from the Turkish second division and Bundesliga 1, so he is ready.
“He is perfect for the Premier League. We are sure he is going to make a big impact in the first season.”
Caglar Soyuncu is a promising player. The 22-year-old has had a fine season with Freiburg in the Bundesliga and would represent a solid acquisition in a position which is in desperate need of reinforcement.