Barcelona preparing to raid Leicester for Caglar Soyuncu as giants line up £36million bid for powerful defenderAugust 7, 2020
BARCELONA are reportedly planning a £36million bid for Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu.
The 24 year-old Turkish international has enjoyed a brilliant Premier League season with the Foxes.
With fans worried when captain and star centre-half Harry Maguire departed for United, Soyuncu has stepped up admirably.
He has forged a solid centre-back pairing with Jonny Evans that helped Brendan Rodgers' side to an impressive fifth-place finish.
They only missed out on a Champions League spot after losing their final game of the season to Manchester United.
Now, according to Turkish website NTV Spor, Soyuncu is attracting the attention of La Liga giants Barcelona.
It reports that contact was made with Leicester "a while ago" and that a five-year contract will be offered.
He will become only the third ever Turkish footballer to play for Barca, following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Recber Rustu and midfielder Arda Turan.
Soyuncu began his career with Altinordu in Turkey before a £2.2m move to German side Freiburg in 2016.
Leicester then paid £19m to bring him to the King Power Stadium in 2018.
The defender played 42 games in all competitions last season for the Foxes, scoring once.
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