Agent of Liverpool target confirms ‘concrete talks’ with Arsenal

Joe Williams

Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to the player’s agent Mustafa Dogru.

Soyuncu is valued at £35million by the Bundesliga outfit after being linked with the Gunners and Liverpool so far this summer.

The Turkey international played in 55 matches in all competitions for Freiburg last campaign as he helped the club narrowly avoid relegation from the German top-flight.

Sven Mislintat, who is Arsenal’s new head of recruitment, is a long-term admirer of Soyuncu and Dogru admits there have been “concrete talks” with the north Londoners.

“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,” Dogru told Turkish Football.

“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.

“What I will say regarding the Liverpool link is that there were four to five Premier League clubs scouting him over the international break.

“There are four Premier League sides who’ve made a move for Soyuncu, that we are in talks with.

“There is also interest from Atletico Madrid in Spain and a few clubs in France, Italy and Germany.

“I’m not surprised by the interest, Caglar is a modern defender, he’s mobile, fast, dual-footed, has an excellent passing range. He’s also tough and very physical.

“I think the Premier League is ideal for a defender with his attributes. I think he is ready now for a new challenge but we will see what happens.”