Manchester United have reportedly regained their interest in Leicester City’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu, whose contract expires in 2023.
According to a Spanish publication, Downloads, Manchester United have their eyes set on a potential summer transfer to Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu.
The 25-year-old has been at Leicester for three years now, having arrived from German side SC Freiburg and has grown into a key player at King Power Stadium. Soyuncu has enjoyed brilliant campaigns in the last couple of seasons, playing a role in the foxes securing UEFA Europa League football and winning the FA Cup.
The Turkish national team player’s performance has been a hit this season, but he remains a Premier League-proven defender going into the top of his career. Soyuncu had been on the radars of Manchester United this summer earlier this year, but instead ended up signing the primary transfer target Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
However, it seems that the 20-time English champions are not quite done with their interest in the former Freiburg center half. According to the report mentioned above, Manchester United are still monitoring Soyuncu and want to sign him at the end of the season when he enters the final year of his contract.
After the addition of Varane, the Red Devils have no shortage of options in defense. Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are all available for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, while Axel Tuanzebe will also be an option when he returns from his loan spell at Aston Villa.
Recent performances, however, have shown that Lindelof and Maguire are receptive at the back, while Jones is not part of the long-term plans. As Bailly struggles for playing time, he could also choose to leave the club, which would leave Manchester United in need of a new central defender before next season.
The Premier League greats have been linked more players like Jules Konde from Sevilla and Wesley Fofana from Leicester City. Now the latter’s teammate, Soyuncu, is also back on the agenda for Manchester United.
Leicester City showed they can pull off top-dollar for their players when they sold Maguire to Manchester United two years ago for a world record transfer fee for a defender. But with Soyuncus’ contract expiring in 2023, they may not be in a strong negotiating position unless they tie him to a new deal.